Updated to take into account the Government's announcement in its Good work plan, on the right to request a stable contract.
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.
Almost half of people on zero-hours contracts want to work more hours and in a more regular shift pattern, but almost the same proportion are satisfied with the hours they work.
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).
Two-thirds of employers back the introduction of a right for agency workers and zero-hours contract workers to request a stable contract.
Updated to include information on Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, concerning the comparator for a claim under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000, by a lecturer on a zero-hours contract.
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HR and legal information and guidance relating to zero hours and casual contracts.