In The Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Court of Appeal held that holiday pay for "part-year workers" should not be calculated on a pro rata basis, but by applying the approach set out in s.224 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and calculating average weekly remuneration over the previous 12 weeks.
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).
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.
Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to zero hours and casual contracts.