Agency workers

Overview

Anna Denton-Jones, Refreshing Law Last Modified  27 June 2013

The rights of temporary staff supplied by employment agencies will depend on their employment status - as either employee or worker.

Key points

  • The rights of temporary staff supplied by employment agencies will depend on their employment status.
  • A temporary worker may or may not be an employee of the employment agency through which they are allocated work. Their status will depend on the terms of their contract and the nature of the working relationship.
  • It is possible for an individual working through a limited company to assert that they are an employee of the organisation for which they work, provided certain key criteria are met.