C for Casual Workers

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 8 October 2013
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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The term Casual worker has no legal definition. It generally refers to workers engaged on an ad hoc basis. Despite that intention the arrangement may result in a more formal relationship. The recent case of Drake v Ipsos Mori UK Ltd [2012] UKEAT/0604/11 is a reminder of this.

Casual workers may become more attractive to employers in light of the Agency Workers Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011and can provide employers with a higher degree of flexibility than part time employees who are protected by the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000.

The lines between types of workers often seem blurred so it is important

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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