Full leave And Full Pay for Every Worker: Harpur Trust v Brazel – Old Square Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in casual workers, holiday pay, holidays, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The entitlement to 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave in the Working Time Regulations (WTR) is fairly straightforward to operate for full-time employees, working five days a week and paid a fixed salary. The employer just needs to let them take five weeks and three days off work, and carry on paying them their salary. Ever since the seminal judgment of the CJEU in BECTU we have known that the right in the parent Directive applies to all workers, without exception, from day one. But what does a right, expressed in weeks, mean for those, often misleadingly referred to as ‘atypical’ workers, who work only some days a week, only some weeks of the year or under a zero hours contract? What is the link, if any, between the time or hours worked and the period of annual rest?’

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Old Square Chambers, 20th July 2022

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Clarity for Irregular Workers: Paid Annual Leave Accrual in the Supreme Court – Littleton Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in casual workers, holiday pay, holidays, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Joel Wallace provides a review of the recent Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel [2022] UKSC 21. A copy of the judgment can be found here. Topics include: annual leave entitlement, annual leave pay, zero-hour contracts, gig workers and irregular workers.’

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Littleton Chambers, 28th July 2022

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MPs approve controversial plans to let agency workers cover for striking staff – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2022 in casual workers, industrial action, news, trade unions by tracey

‘Ministers have approved controversial plans to allow agency workers to replace striking workers, voting through the regulations on Monday night by 289 votes to 202.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2022

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Rail strike: Law change would allow agency staff to cover industrial action – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in casual workers, industrial action, news, railways, trade unions by sally

‘Plans are under way to change the law to enable employers to use agency staff to cover staffing gaps during strikes, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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Beyond status: the long road towards effective health and safety rights for on-demand workers – by Aude Cefaliello – UK Labour Law

Posted June 17th, 2021 in brexit, casual workers, EC law, employment, health & safety, news by sally

‘Over the past months, there has been an alignment of stars between two major court rulings that have the potential to reshape the working lives of on-demand workers and the business model of platforms.’

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UK Labour Law, 16th June 2021

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Mencap and Uber in the Supreme Court: Working Time Regulation in an Era of Casualisation – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted April 6th, 2021 in care workers, casual workers, news, Supreme Court, taxis, working time by sally

‘In recent weeks, two long-awaited UK Supreme Court judgments have offered strikingly divergent reflections on the meaning and parameters of working time.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 1st April 2021

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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

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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

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

‘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.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2017

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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

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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

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Agency workers’ rights come into force – OUT-LAW.com

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.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th September 2011

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Guidance on agency workers’ rights leaves crucial questions unanswered, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

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.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th April 2011

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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

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Temporary workers treated as equals under new EU Directive – OUT-LAW.com

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.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd October 2008

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Agency workers do not have automatic employees rights, even after years – OUT-LAW.com

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.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2008

Source: www.out-law.com