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AGENCY WORKERS: A permanent loophole

31 January 2014  

A recent EAT case has revealed a gap in the protection for agency workers who work ‘indefinitely’ for the hirer, explains Sarah Ozanne

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (the regulations) came into force on 1 October 2011 and are designed to protect and grant rights to agency workers. Under the regulations, workers assigned to do temporary work for hirers through temporary work agencies are entitled to access to the hirer’s collective facilities and amenities and to information about its relevant job vacancies from day one of such assignment. In addition, after a 12-week qualifying period, agency workers are entitled to the same treatment in respect of basic employment conditions, including pay, duration of working time and annual leave, as equivalent workers recruited directly by the hirer.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Moran v Ideal Cleaning Services Ltd & anor UK EAT/0274/13/DM