Draft regulations have been published by the government to stop employers including exclusivity clauses in their zero hour contracts.

The aim of the draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”) is to put a stop to contractual provisions which prevent individuals working under a zero hours contract from working for another employer or under other contracts or arrangements.

Should an employer seek to dismiss an employee working under a zero hours contract because the employee failed to comply with the exclusivity provisions in their contract, the employee will have a right to bring a claim of unfair dismissal. Employers should take note that no qualifying period is required to bring an unfair dismissal claim in these circumstances.

Similarly, a worker will also have the right not to suffer a detriment for reasons that the
worker failed to adhere to the exclusivity provisions in their contracts.

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