Legal Issues

Status of Agency Workers

From time to time an agency worker may claim to have acquired employment status. If successful, he or she may qualify for an enhanced set of rights, including unfair dismissal.

The employment status of agency workers is a complex area of law. Case law is still not finally settled and the position may be quite different from case to case depending on the particular facts and contract terms in place. We have a great deal of experience and a good track record in helping recruitment consultancies and their clients to avoid the administrative and legal burdens that come with employment status claims.

We can help with employment status claims by agency workers in the following ways:

  • Employment tribunal representation
  • Advice on the merit of claims and pre-tribunal correspondance
  • Strong contract terms to help prevent claims arising.