Manage an agency worker who is a new mother
- Agency workers who are new mothers have specific rights under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 after completing the 12-week qualifying period. As with other workers, agency workers who are new mothers also have rights under equality and health and safety legislation.
- The hirer should be aware of how absences related to pregnancy and maternity affect the calculation of the 12-week qualifying period for certain rights under the Agency Workers Regulations. In some circumstances, an agency worker will continue to accrue qualifying service during a period of absence.