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Agency Staff/Temporary Workers

Employment Solicitors in Birmingham & Manchester

In recent years, agency staff and temporary workers have been given employment rights. The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR 2010) do not give agency workers full employment rights, but does entitle them to certain rights from day one, and they acquire a large proportion of the employment rights that a permanent employee has after twelve weeks of continuous service.

However, despite these rights, statistics show that agency staff and temporary workers are still being treated less favourably than permanent employees – for example, they are receiving less pay, are working more arduous hours, receiving less rest periods, rest breaks and annual leave.

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Clearly, Agency staff should be aware of their rights. Some of these immediate rights include:
  • The right of agency staff and temporary workers to be treated no less favourably than a comparable employee or worker of the hirer in relation to access to collective facilities and amenities
  • The right to be informed of any relevant vacancies by the hirer during the assignment in order to be given the same opportunity as a comparable worker to find permanent employment with the hirer
  • After the completion of the 12-week qualifying period, agency staff and temporary workers acquire the employment rights to the same basic working and employment conditions as direct recruits of the hirer.

Wildings Employment Law solicitors are fully up to date with the latest legal developments on agency workers’ rights and therefore we can guide you through the law in this area and represent you, should this be required.

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