Beware "Landmark" Rulings

Personnel Today report what they consider to be an alarming Tribunal decision for recruitment agencies - they claim that it could lead to full employment rights for temps. From the skimpy details in the report it might be a case of the Press Release being more strident than the actual decision. From what can be gleaned the Temp was claiming holiday pay. Statutory holiday pay is generally accepted as being payable to temps already as they are "workers" under the relevant act. Unfair dismissal rights only apply to "employees" which is a much narrower category than "worker" and depends on issues such as control. I'll try to get a copy of the actual decision to see if the case does live up to its billing.

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