For expert legal advice about agency and temporary work call our Employment Law Solicitors on 01618558356 or contact us online and we will help you.
We have helped over 3,000 employees with their employment law claims and we can help you with your claim.
Agency and temporary workers have a unique set of employment rights that employers must adhere to by law. At Co-op Legal Services, our Employment Law Solicitors only represent individuals, not employers, and we offer practical legal advice and fixed fee legal solutions for temporary and agency workers.
We explain Agency and Temporary Worker Rights below:
Agency Workers Rights
Agency workers are entitled to the following statutory protections, which apply to all workers:
- paid holidays
- rest breaks and limits on working time
- no unlawful deductions from wages
- the national minimum wage
- not to be discriminated against under any of the equality legislation
- protection under health and safety laws
An agency worker may be entitled to:
- maternity or paternity pay (but not maternity or paternity leave)
- statutory sick pay
If you have questions about your entitlement to certain statutory rights, especially regarding sick pay, we can advise you as to your employer’s obligations.
Agency workers are also entitled to protection under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. The Regulations cover agency workers supplied by a temporary work agency to a hirer. This includes most agency workers that people refer to as 'temps'. The regulations also cover agency workers supplied via intermediaries but not contract workers supplied by an agency who are self-employed.
The Regulations give agency workers the entitlement to the same or no less favourable treatment as comparable employees with respect to basic employment and working conditions, after a qualifying period of twelve weeks.
Temporary Workers Rights
Temporary workers who fall under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 are protected by the rights codified in the legislation and they are also protected by the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 against discrimination. The rest of the legal rights surrounding temporary workers can be found in case law.
With more and more people becoming self-employed contractors, our Employment Law Solicitors are up-to-date with employment law for temporary staff and they can negotiate firmly in your best interests on such matters as:
- unpaid wages
- breaches of temporary employment contracts
- renewing of temporary employment contracts
Do not let disputes fester, the quicker you deal with them, the more chance of us being able to resolve them outside of Court, protecting your pocket and your reputation.
We provide our legal services on a fixed fee basis, so you will know in advance how much your legal fees will be.
For expert employment legal advice about an agency or temporary work issue, call our Employment Law Solicitors on 01618558356 or contact us online and we will call you.
Employment Law Solicitors at Co-op Legal Services are members of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.
Co-op Legal Services has offices in Manchester, Bristol and London.