Zero hours contracts are contracts under which employees or workers agree to work only when the employer has work available, but there is no certainty that any such work will be made available. Any provision in a zero hours contract which prohibits workers from working for other employers is now unenforceable.

Furthermore, if the individual is dismissed or suffers a detriment because they are said to have breached any unenforceable terms, this will give rise to unlawful detriment and/or automatic unfair dismissal claims.

These rights are in addition to rights such workers might have as part-time workers, and to the national minimum wage, annual leave and in the case of employees, unfair dismissal.

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