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Agency workers may gain pensions

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Dacas v Brook Street Bureau (UK) Ltd [2004] IRLR 358 CA (5 other reports)

    • Employment status/agency worker: Worker not employee of agency

      7 May 2004

      In Brook Street (UK) Ltd v Dacas, the Court of Appeal holds that where an agency's obligations to a worker (who provides his or her services to an end-user) do not extend to an obligation to continue providing that worker with work, and where that worker is under no obligation to continue working or to accept any placement offered to them by the agency, there can be no mutuality of obligations between those parties.

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      1 April 2004

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      23 March 2004

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      16 March 2004

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Enterprises engaging agency workers through employment bureaux on a long-term basis should be aware that such workers could become their employees. This follows the Court of Appeal's decision in Brook Street Bureau (UK) Ltd v Dacas. As employees, such workers could be entitled to pension benefits not applicable to agency workers.