The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 have now been published and are due to come into force on 1 October 2011. The Regulations give new rights to agency workers after 12 weeks’ work including:
- paid holiday entitlement
- the right to bring a claim in the employment tribunal
- contractual entitlements directly linked to the work undertaken, for example payment for overtime, shift allowances, payments for dangerous duties
- detrimental treatment or dismissal of agency workers on the ground of their status is prohibited.