In employment law a person’s employment status helps determine their rights, and their employer’s responsibilities.
In tax law a person may have a different employment status. You can check this using the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Employment Status Indicator.
The main types of employment status are:
Contact Acas (or the Labour Relations Agency in Northern Ireland) if you need advice on employment status, employee rights or employer responsibilities.
08457 47 47 47
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 1pm
As a last resort you can take a case to an employment tribunal (known as an industrial tribunal in Northern Ireland) or a court and they’ll make the final decision on someone’s employment status for employment law purposes.