The Independent has run an article detailing how more than a quarter of 18-24 year olds are unable to clear their credit cards - because they're owed expenses from their company.
The feature looks at the struggles UK employees currently face - from holiday pay to late expenses, or short term contracts.
Our Employment law Partner, Richard Thomas, is featured in the piece, explaining how zero-hours contracts can be problematic. Click through below to read his full comments.
For many workers zero-hours contracts provide the flexibility they need to manage their work-life balance. However, there’s growing concern that some employers use zero-hours contracts to throw the risk onto their staff and minimise their own obligations, ignoring the devastating financial impact this can have on their staff. Richard Thomas, employment lawyer at Capital Law, says: “There is now a prevailing view that zero hours contracts may also be contributing to a worrying over reliance for many on high cost credit and unsustainable loans, and as a result impacting the mental and physical health of thousands of UK employees."