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Zero hours and casual contracts

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  • Zero hours provisions in contract still enforceable after years of full-time work

    Date:
    13 May 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Zero hours contracts are a useful option for employers that cannot guarantee a consistent level of work for their staff. But can an employer still rely on zero hours provisions to reduce an employee's hours after years of giving them full-time work?

  • Continuity of employment: Casual worker's continuity not broken by holiday

    Date:
    14 September 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Vernon v Event Management Catering Ltd EAT/0161/07 the EAT held that a casual worker who, with the exception of a single two-week break to take a holiday, worked every week for more than three years was an employee and had sufficient continuity of service to claim unfair dismissal. He could demonstrate the existence of a contract of employment in each week during the relevant period and the period of holiday did not break his continuity of employment.