Does the failure to place a redundant employee on an existing “bank” workers list render a dismissal unfair? – 3PB

Posted October 29th, 2020 in casual workers, employment tribunals, news, redundancy, unfair dismissal by sally

‘It was common ground between the parties that the claimant had been dismissed for a fair reason, namely redundancy. The point of contention arose from the fact that, at point of dismissal, the respondent had in place a list of workers upon whom it would call upon to undertake adhoc work as and when needed.’

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3PB, 2nd October 2020


Casual workers and unfair dismissal: Mrs M Wright – Law & Religion UK

Posted April 9th, 2018 in casual workers, Church of England, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘The issue of the employment status of people who perform casual work – and its complexity – has come up yet again, this time in Mrs M Wright v St John the Evangelist Parochial Church Council (England and Wales: Breach of Contract) [2018] UKET 3200595/2017.’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th April 2018


‘Self-employed’ plumber had rights as ‘worker’, but not employee, appeal court rules –

‘A purportedly self-employed plumber engaged through a London-based firm was a ‘worker’, entitled to paid holiday rights and the right to bring a claim for disability discrimination, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

Full story, 10th February 2017


Legal challenge to zero hours contracts launched against Sports Direct – The Independent

“A legal challenge is being brought against retail giant Sports Direct over the use of zero hours contracts among its staff.”

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The Independent, 7th August 2013


Royal Mail faces wave of employment tribunals over delayed Christmas pay – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in casual workers, employment, news, remuneration, tribunals by sally

“Royal Mail could be facing a wave of employment tribunal claims from temporary sorting office workers who say they have been subjected to serious delays and miscalculations in their pay packets over Christmas and the new year.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2012


Agency workers’ rights come into force –

Posted October 3rd, 2011 in casual workers, EC law, news by sally

“Temporary agency workers will be entitled to the same employment and working conditions as those given to staff when the UK’s new Agency Workers Regulations come into force tomorrow.”

Full story, 30th September 2011


Guidance on agency workers’ rights leaves crucial questions unanswered, says expert –

Posted April 6th, 2011 in casual workers, EC law, news, tribunals by sally

“Government guidance on the rights of agency workers leaves some questions unanswered that will only be cleared up through employment tribunals, according to an employment law expert.”

Full story, 5th April 2011


Agency workers to receive equal rights after 12 weeks in job – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2009 in casual workers, news by sally

“About 500,000 agency workers will receive the same pay and conditions as permanent staff under proposals to be published by ministers today in an effort to redeem a pledge made by government to union.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2009


Temporary workers treated as equals under new EU Directive –

Posted October 27th, 2008 in casual workers, EC law, news by sally

“Temporary workers will receive many of the same protections as permanent staff because of the European Parliament’s approval of a new European Union Directive. EU institutions have battled for six years over the issue.”

Full story, 23rd October 2008


Europe votes for equal rights for temporary workers – The Times

Posted October 22nd, 2008 in casual workers, EC law, news by sally

“More than 8 million temporary workers across Europe will share the same rights as permanent employees after an historic deal was approved by the European Parliament today.”

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The Times, 22nd October 2008


New rights for temporary workers – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2008 in casual workers, news by sally

“New measures giving Britain’s temporary workers equal rights to permanent members of staff have been agreed by European Union employment ministers.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2008


Agency workers to get equal rights – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2008 in casual workers, news by sally

“Temporary and agency workers will receive the same rights as permanent staff after 12 weeks under an agreement between the government, the CBI and the TUC announced today.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008


MP’s bill aims to ease plight of 1.4m agency workers – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2008 in casual workers, news by sally

“For three and a half years, Rebecca Ames helped British Telecom customers to connect up to broadband services. She sat alongside BT staff doing the same job but received, she claims, barely half their pay.

Ames, 34, was one of an estimated 1.4 million workers in the United Kingdom on agency contracts. Their terms and conditions could be transformed if a backbench protest by Labour MPs succeeds today in forcing a private member’s bill through to committee stage.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2008


Agency workers do not have automatic employees rights, even after years –

Posted February 7th, 2008 in casual workers, news by sally

“Agency workers do not have the same rights as employees, the Court of Appeal has ruled, handing businesses a victory in ongoing struggles about employees’ rights.”

Full story, 7th February 2008


Temps may get full work rights under EU law – The Times

Posted December 4th, 2007 in casual workers, EC law, news by sally

“Britain looks likely to lose its fight against the EU’s proposed new rights for temporary workers. Employers argue that the change, which would give Britain’s estimated 1.3 million agency workers the same pay and workplace conditions as permanent staff, puts 250,000 jobs at risk.”

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The Times, 4th December 2007


Agency workers could get full-time rights – The Times

Posted October 29th, 2007 in casual workers, employment, news by sally

“Agency workers could soon be given the same rights as permanent workers amid signs that the Government is giving in to union demands for greater rights for temporary staff.”

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The Times, 29th October 2007