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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Voluntary Work: Conditions of Employment more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend employment legislation to give volunteers in voluntary organisations the same protection rights as those available to paid employees. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In general, employment law (for example through the Employment Rights Act 1996) provides protection to ‘employees’ or ‘workers’. Many volunteers are not employees or workers, and so do not have the same legal status and protections as paid employees or workers. However, depending on the details of the volunteering arrangement, it is possible for volunteers to be workers in some cases. Some guidance on the definition of a worker is provided on the gov.uk website..</p><p> </p><p>The government has consulted on whether volunteers are adequately protected by the protections within the Equality Act 2010, and responses to that consultation are currently being considered.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is also working with charities and the charity regulator to encourage safe cultures within charities that protect volunteers.</p><p> </p><p>The gov.uk website explains what rights a volunteer may have.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:44:29.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:44:29.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this