Labour & European Law Review
12 April 2006
The whole point of the fixed term directive was to stop employers offering workers successive fixed term contracts instead of indefinite contracts.
Anyone elected as a trade union representative of a recognised trade union has certain legal rights.
Under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000, part timers have to be treated the same as full timers, if they do similar work and are employed on the same type of contract.
It is not always easy to know if someone is an employee or a worker. And the difference matters because employees enjoy far more rights than workers.
Before transferring their business to someone else, employers are supposed to inform and consult their employees about it.
It is 25 years since the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) – better known as TUPE – Regulations became law in the UK.
It stands to reason that employees working in Great Britain can bring claims for unfair dismissal here. But what about workers elsewhere?
Launching a consultation on the new gender equality duty, the Equal Opportunities Commission has said it wants public sector bodies to respond so that it can help them meet their obligations under the law.