Employment law cases

All items: Agency workers

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  • EAT rules on extent of agency worker rights

    20 January 2021

    In Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another v Kocur and another; Kocur and another v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal made a number of determinations about agency worker rights, including that agency workers are not entitled to apply for, or to be considered for vacancies on the same terms as directly recruited employees.

  • Agency workers: Worker supplied exclusively to Royal Mail entitled to same conditions as permanent staff

    22 July 2020

    In Kocur and others v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a worker supplied by an agency to work temporarily for Royal Mail was an agency worker, despite the fact that he was supplied exclusively to Royal Mail on a regular basis over four years.

  • Agency workers: No entitlement to same number of hours as permanent staff

    17 July 2019

    In Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, the Court of Appeal held that agency workers' entitlement to the "same basic working and employment conditions" as permanent staff after 12 weeks does not extend to being given the same number of hours' work.

  • Agency worker's higher pay did not offset inferior holiday entitlement

    14 March 2018

    In Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a failure to provide an agency worker with the same annual leave entitlement and paid rest breaks as those enjoyed by permanent employees could not be offset by a higher rate of pay.

  • Agency workers: calculating compensation when hirer liable for breach

    24 January 2017

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed the correct approach that tribunals should follow when calculating compensation for an infringement of reg.5(1) of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

  • Whistleblowing: Whistleblower can be both employee or worker of agency and worker of end user

    31 December 2016

    In McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust [2016] IRLR 742 EAT, the EAT held that, in order for a claimant to be a "worker" within the meaning of the extended "whistleblower" definition in s.43K of the Employment Rights Act 1996, all that is required is that the end user substantially determined the terms under which the claimant carried out his or her work. It is not necessary to show that the end user determined those terms to any greater or lesser degree than the agency, of whom the claimant might also be an employee or worker.

  • Employers entitled to favour employees over agency workers for permanent vacancies

    3 August 2015

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that there is nothing in agency workers laws to prevent employers from choosing permanent members of staff over agency workers for job vacancies.

  • Agency workers: tribunal finds school underpaid temp by over £10,000

    12 September 2014

    The employment tribunal held in this case that the hirer, and not the temporary worker agency, was liable to pay compensation to the agency worker for failure to pay her at the rate she would have been paid had she been directly recruited by the hirer as an employee.

  • Workers on contracts of "indefinite duration" were not "temporary" under agency workers legislation

    20 December 2013

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has stressed that workers are afforded protection under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) only if they are supplied by a temporary work agency to work "temporarily" for the end user.

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