Zero-hours contracts under the spotlight
By Colin Godfrey
An interim report has been published by the Scottish Affairs Committee recommending changes to zero-hours contracts but also stating that in the majority of cases they should not be used at all.
The committee has concluded that low-paid workers are unlikely to bring claims against their employers for exploitation under zero-hours contracts given the expense of litigation and the risk of being penalised by employers.
The committee has suggested a number of recommendations for the government to review as part of its wider consultation on zero-hours contracts including…
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