Zero-Hour Contract - Assignment

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4RECOMMENDATIONS.................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONEthics can be defined as the system of moral principals which leaves impact upondecision of people while they interact with others and lead their their lives (Ethics,2014).It isconcerned with what is good for an individual and society and this may differs with personalopinion of an individual. It is important for business organisation and individuals who areworking there to follow ethics. Following ethics at workplace in large and small businessorganisations helps in sustainability of business for long term. Following ethical behaviour helpsin maintaining change in a balanced environment. Business organisations aims to run for longduration of time as goodwill is created with passage of time (Mariappanadar, 2012). Being in theindustry from many years have positive social impact for business. It can be said that ethics,sustainability and positive social impact is complementary to each other.Approaches related tozero hours contracts, Rawls theory of justice and utilitarianism and Deontology theories are beenused for clear understanding of the scenarios.MAIN BODYZero hour contract is a type of agreement which is made by two parties that are anemployee and employer, in this employer is not restricted to offer any type of minimum workinghours to the staff members (Zero hour contract,2019).In this case workforce is also notobligated to accept any work offered by employer. This type of contract allow workers be free tosign a contract to be available for work as and when required by employee. There is no particularnumber of hours or times of work are specified in this contract. In other words, it can be definedas a non-legal term which is used to define many different types of casual agreements betweenemployer and an individual. This type of contracts are beneficial for both the parties involved inthe contract. As employer no need to guarantee the individual any hours of work. Work will beoffered to individual whenever it arises and individual can either accept or reject the workoffered. Employee are benefited as regardless of the number of hours of employment they will bepaid with minimum wages as specified in national wage scheme.Employees who are employed under Zero hour contract is entitled with all the statutoryrights. Workers together with minimum wages are entitled for paid annual leaves, rest breaks andprotection from any kind of discrimination (McNeill and Moore, 2015). Flexibility getsgenerated among employees as work with they considered best suitable for them can be selected.1
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