Zero hour contracts are also known as casual contracts. Zero hour contracts are usually for ‘piece work’ or ‘on call’ work, eg interpreters.
- they are on call to work when you need them
- you don’t have to give them work
- they don’t have to do work when asked
You can’t do anything to stop a zero hours worker from getting work elsewhere. The law says they can ignore a clause in their contract if it bans them from:
- looking for work
- accepting work from another employer
You are still responsible for health and safety of staff on zero hour contracts.