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:
- find work through an agency but work for yourself - you may be self-employed
- use an agency to find permanent or fixed-term employment - check with the company that hired you
- take a ‘pay between assignments’ contract - you’re an employee of the agency
Contact ACAS if you’re unsure if you’re an agency worker.