Three hotel staff who were dismissed shortly after their contracts of employment began have successfully argued that they should have received a statement of employment rights, despite one worker being in their role for only six weeks.
Updated to take into account the Government's announcement in its Good work plan, on the right to request a stable contract.
New legislation to bolster workers' rights, including an extension of the right to a written statement of entitlements and closing a loophole that penalises agency staff, will be introduced today.
The Irish government has said it will end most zero-hour contracts in the country by summer as its Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill completed its final stages in the Seanad (senate) earlier this week.
In Awan v ICTS UK Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an implied term of the contract of employment prohibited the employer from dismissing the employee for medical capability while he was entitled to receive long-term disability benefits.
With the festive season almost upon us, and the Black Friday sales beginning this week, many employers are looking for temporary workers to assist over the busy Christmas period. Philip Richardson at law firm Stephensons looks at the dos and don'ts when recruiting temps.
Earlier this year, the European Union introduced a new directive to protect trade secrets and confidential information. Charlotte Marshall of law firm Blake Morgan explains what employers need to do to prevent staff from misusing commercially sensitive information.
In Agarwal v Cardiff University and another; Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive t/a Nexus v Anderson and others, the Court of Appeal held that employment tribunals have jurisdiction to construe contractual terms in the context of a claim for unlawful deductions from wages.
In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a lecturer employed under a zero hours contract was employed under the same type of contract as a permanent full-time lecturer for the purposes of his claim of less favourable treatment under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1551).
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