Protecting employment rights

Briefing: Self-employment and gig economy (2017)

We are concerned by the increase of ‘casual work’ (including zero hour contracts and agency workers) and the so-called gig economy as these can be methods by which employers seek to reduce their duties/liabilities to their workers. We also explain how the introduction of Universal Credit is going to cause particular difficulties for low earning self-employed workers.

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Response: Employment law review (2013)

We welcome some of DEL’s innovations designed to improve the dispute resolution process, however, we call for bolder reform and outline our own proposal. We are very critical of the proposal to increase the unfair dismissal qualifying period and to introduce 'protected conversations'.

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