Under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, an agency worker is an individual supplied by a temporary work agency to work temporarily under the supervision and direction of a hirer.

This guide, produced in collaboration with law firm Lewis Silkin, is designed to help employers manage agency workers and understand the legal issues surrounding this type of employment relationship. There is an overview of the difficult issues which can arise from this type of contract (such as 12-week rights and equal treatment) as well as insight into relevant case law.

The guide also includes information and key points for agency workers to help them understand their employment status and rights.

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