Zero Hours Contracts

Zero Hours Contracts - Unhealthy?

University College London’s Institute of Education has found that working under zero-hours contracts has a detrimental effect on the mental and physical health of young workers.

41% of 25 year old employees were less likely to be in good physical condition as compared to other workers in more permanent job roles. They were also one and a half times more likely to report suffering from a mental health condition when compared to their permanently employed counterparts.

The worry of not having permanent work and the stress of working in a low status job were indicative causes.

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