The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) are designed to tackle discrimination against agency workers in the workplace. The Regulations, amongst other points, give temporary agency workers the following rights.
From day one of an assignment, temporary agency workers have a right to:
- equal access to collective facilities provided by the hirer (such as canteens, staff rooms, toilet and shower facilities, workplace crèches, car parking and transport services); and
- information about, and the opportunity to apply for, vacancies in the hirer’s workplace.
After 12 weeks (the ‘qualifying period’) in the same role with the same hirer, temporary agency workers have the right to:
- equal treatment on pay, holidays and working time; and
- improved pregnancy rights.
i4 works together with our agency partners to ensure compliance with the Agency Worker Regulations.