Today for the first time zero hours workers have some real protection. The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 provide that the dismissal of a zero hour contract employee is automatically unfair if the principal reason is that he worked for another employer in breach of a contractual provision preventing him from doing so. It is also unlawful to treat a zero hours worker detrimentally for working for another employer.
Importantly there is no qualifying period for this protection.
For further details on this please contact our Gary Smith on 01279 712576 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org