1. Overview

As an agency worker, you have certain rights. For example:

If you spend 12 weeks in the same job with the same hirer, you qualify for equal treatment. This means you’re entitled to the same basic terms and conditions as ‘comparable workers’ - employees doing the same job in the same workplace.

Your rights are different if you work in the entertainment and modelling industries.

Permanent or fixed-term work

If you use a recruitment agency to find permanent or fixed-term work, your employment contract is likely to be with the company that hires you, not with the agency.

You should have the same rights as the other permanent or fixed-term employees.