Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
As an agency worker, your rights will be somewhat limited in respect of claiming against a dismissal.
The main issue in the circumstances is the fact that you will not have legal protection against unfair dismissal. This basically means that your company you are assigned to can dismiss you for more or less any reason, and without following a fair procedure, as long as the decision is not based on a reason which makes a dismissal automatically unfair. They can proceed with a dismissal even if you had done nothing wrong and also without following any specific fair procedure or proving that any of the allegations are true. That is the main benefit of using agency workers – they are easily dispensable.
As mentioned, there are some exceptions to this, in which case you may be able to claim. These include situations where the dismissal was wholly, or partly, due to:
- Discrimination due to a protected characteristic (i.e. because of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, etc.)
- Taking, or trying to take, leave for family reasons including pregnancy, maternity/paternity leave, parental leave, adoption leave or leave for dependants
- Raising concerns about health and safety or other unlawful acts by the employer and being penalised as a result by being dismissed
However, if the dismissal had nothing to do with any of the above exceptions, you would not be able to challenge it and you won’t be able to make an Employment Tribunal claim.
Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.