Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
What do you specifically want to know about this, please? Please note it is extremely busy at present due to the ongoing situation so there may will most likely be a delay in replying, but I will get back to you at some point today. Thanks
Many thanks for your patience. First of all, the end client could have decided not to use your services at any time – you are an agency worker and have very few rights in terms of job security. The main point of using agency workers is that they are flexible and easily dispensable – you could be asked not to work at any time practically.
When it comes to the 80% schemed, sadly there is no clarification yetif agency workers or other workers, like those working on zero hours contracts will be covered and if so, how. All we know is that only employees on the payroll are covered and you are not one. However, more information may come out soon which clarifies what happens to agency workers. It is simply a case of waiting to see what the Government says – as you can appreciate so much has changed in such a short space of time that information can often be confusing, or non-existent to start with.
If you are covered, then at least any pay you may have been due could be backdated as far back as 1 March so you will not miss out in this waiting period until you work out if you have any protection.
Does this answer your query?
All the best
Many thanks, you too