A tribunal has found that a CitySprint bicycle courier should be classed as a worker, rather than self employed.
The Government seeks views on the status and rights of workers, agency workers, the self-employed and those working in the "gig economy", as well as the role of trade unions in representing these workers.
Updated to include information on the Welsh Government's consultation on the use of agency workers during strike action.
Updated to reflect the removal of the requirement for an employment agency to agree terms with the hiring employer.
In Coles v Ministry of Defence  IRLR 872 EAT, the EAT held that agency workers are entitled to receive information about vacancies in the end user's undertaking, but this does not extend to a right to be considered for appointment to the post.
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.
An employment tribunal has found that, while the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) require employers to provide agency workers with information about relevant vacancies, they do not require equality of opportunity during the selection process with internal applicants who are permanent members of staff.
A model policy on the use of agency workers.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to agency workers.