Employment status is increasingly important as new ways of working become more commonplace. In the UK, those employed are ‘employees’ or ‘workers’ with different employment rights for each category. The self-employed are a third category. There are also different patterns of working including various types of part-time, fixed-term or temporary contracts. In this section you will find resources focusing on the law in these areas.



Employment status

Understand how being defined in UK law as an employee, a worker or self-employed affects employment rights and employers’ legal responsibilities

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