agency workers regulations – know your rights

The implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) in October 2011 has been hailed as one of the most significant legislative changes ever to hit the UK’s recruitment industry.

The regulations provide all agency workers (as defined by the regulations) with a right to equal treatment with their directly recruited equivalents employed within a hirer’s organisation after 12 weeks in a given job. This is known as “the equal treatment” principle. Some equal treatment rights apply from day one of an assignment (these are known as “day one rights”).

Here are some of the frequently asked questions and corresponding answers relating to the regulations and how they affect temporary workers. 

The information contained within these pages is not an exhaustive reference guide for the Regulations. The complete Regulations can be downloaded here:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/93/contents/made 

For more information regarding the measures that Randstad Financial & Professional have put in place with regards to AWR, please contact your consultant today.