Citizens Advice has commented on the Government response to the Taylor review of modern employment practices, saying that while some of the measures are welcome, action still needs to be taken on some ‘grey areas’.
Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said:
“Employment rights are only as good as people’s ability to enforce them, so we welcome the Government’s plans to help people recover the holiday and sick pay they’re due.
“By taking on responsibility for enforcing these pay rights, the government is paving the way for unscrupulous bosses to be investigated and fined if they don’t play by the rules - and crucially means workers aren’t left to do all the heavy lifting on their own.
“However, while the Government consultation on the rights of gig economy workers is a step in the right direction, it leaves hundreds of thousands of people in limbo with respect to their rights. With their employment status a grey area, people remain at risk of being taken advantage of by unscrupulous bosses.”
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