Rights and employment status

This page gives a summary of the 'status' that employment rights need as a qualifying condition

Rights requiring employee status. 

Note employees will also be able to make the claims that workers can make

RIght Statutory reference
Flexible working request  
Maternity leave  
Parental leave  
Paternity leave  
Statutory notice s. 86 Employment Rights Act 1996
Statutory redundancy payment  
Unfair dismissal  

Rights requiring worker status

Right Statutory reference
Annual leave  
Rest breaks  

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Zero increases by 26%

The Office for National Statistics has released new figures that show nearly 700,000 people work on zero hours contracts - up 26% from last year.  The problems caused by these contracts will require a significant change in the law.

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