When you're an agency worker

You’re an agency worker if you have a contract with an agency but you work temporarily for a hirer. Agencies can include recruitment agencies, for example ‘temp agencies’.

You’re also an agency worker if you look for work through entertainment and modelling agencies.

You’re not an agency worker if you use an agency to find permanent or fixed-term employment. Check with the company that hired you.

Contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) for advice if you’re unsure if you’re an agency worker.