Andrew James

Andrew James is a solicitor who specialises in employment law in the context of trade union legal services. He spent over 15 years working with Thompsons Solicitors up to December 2014. He is currently self employed.

Extending Rights for Workers

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16 February 2015

By Andrew James, Solicitor

Much has been reported in recent months about the inequity of zero hours contracts (ZHCs). ZHCs are quite rightly seen as a form of employment relationship which leaves workers open to abuse and exploitation. Indeed, such contracts are often used as a conscious long term strategy by businesses to cut costs. Take for example, Sports Direct and Amazon, to name but two.1

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