As the employment term for a zero hours or casual worker feels different to that of a full-time worker, most employers feel as though their notice period too should differ from that of a regular employee. Because zero hours or casual workers have the exact same rights as any other employee, this is not the case.
A zero hours or casual worker is entitled to the exact same amount of notice as any other employee. If a notice period is defined in their contract, then they will have as long is as written. If it isn’t in their contract, they are entitled to the statutory period:
- Instant on both sides if they have been working for you for under one month.
- One week for each completed year of service.
Do remember that this is also the notice period allowed for each employee. If you just have a verbal contract with your employee, statutory notice period is also applicable.