What is an Agency Worker?
You are classed as an Agency Worker (you also could be referred to as a; temp, temporary worker, etc.) if you are employed on contract via an agency but work on under the supervision of another company/hirer.
Before you Start your Temporary Contract
Before you begin your new assignment, your agency must have provided you with the full assignment details including:
From Day 1 of your Assignment
You have worker’s employment rights. You have the same rights to use any of the shared facilities and services provided by the employer as any other permanent worker, for example: nursery, crèche, canteen, car park, transport services, etc.
After 12 Weeks
After 12 weeks on an assignment you are entitled to ‘equal treatment’. This means that you have the same rights as someone employed directly. These rights include; ‘equal pay’ (the same pay as any other permanent employee doing the same job), automatic pension enrolment and paid annual leave.
You should never be charged a fee, either directly or indirectly, by an agency for finding you a job.
What you are not Entitled to
As an agency worker, you do not have the right to:
When working as an agency worker via Network Scientific, you can rest assured that we operate to the highest levels of compliance, meaning you will be well looked after for the duration of your assignment.