Zero Hour Employee Contracts

ZeroHourBanner_0UniTrust will not employ any of our employees utilising a Zero Hour contract. There has been considerable negative press recently in regards to Zero Hour contracts and even the various political parties have weighed in with their views in an attempt to gain some advantage in the lead up to the Election.

Evidently the use of this type of contract is on the rise and even some of the largest UK employers offer Zero Hour contracts. Zero Hour employment contracts have been utilised by many companies as a method of avoiding paying some employee statutory rights such as holiday pay. Zero hour contracts generally offer no guarantee of hours and can offer minimal benefits and protection. In some cases, a Zero Hour contract will suit some employees as they will have no obligation to accept the work offered to them but unfortunately it appears that many companies have been utilising these contracts to the employees’ detriment. UniTrust are of the opinion that even if the employees receive their statutory rights within a Zero Hours contract, this type of contract should become a thing of the past for all UK Companies.


UniTrust attract and retain the highest calibre employees and this is essential to us as a client working in a sensitive and highly regulated industry. UniTrust have a wealth of experience in our industry and have built and earned a first class reputation for their quality and integrity.

John Johnson – International Pharmaceutical Company