The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) extends on employment exclusivity clauses to low-income workers
Effective 5 December 2022
Now in force, The Exclusivity Terms for Zero Hours Workers (Unenforceability and Redress) Regulations 2022 widens the ban on exclusivity clauses which restrict staff from working with multiple employers, and makes unenforceable in non-zero hours contracts exclusivity clauses for those whose net average weekly wage is below or equivalent to the Lower Earnings Limit of £123 a week.
The regulations also make it automatically unfair for employees to be dismissed for the reason (or principal reason) that they have breached an exclusivity term in such a contract.
They also create a right for workers not to be subjected to a detriment for breaching an exclusivity term in such a contract and provide remedies through an employment tribunal claim for a breach of such rights.