AWR – Q: What’s the worst that can happen? A: How about £10k to be paid by the Hirer!!

AWR – Q: What’s the worst that can happen? A: How about £10k to be paid by the Hirer!!

A recent employment tribunal has awarded an Agency Worker in excess of £10,000 for a breach of the equal pay rights, under the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) 2010.

Following the 12 week qualifying period the candidate contacted her Employment Business to see what she would be entitled to under the AWR, who then sought this information from the hirer but to no avail. The candidate then brought a claim under the AWR herself.

The candidate was awarded the difference between what she was paid by the agency and what she would have been paid should she have worked directly for the Hirer.

What marks the ruling out is that it was the Hirer who was found responsible for the breach of the regulations on the basis that the supplying agency had sought this information from the Hirer as to what a comparable employee would be paid.

At HEADS our Compliance Department have their finger on the pulse with AWR and would be more than happy to visit all existing and new clients and conduct a Compliance Consultation free of charge, ensuring you’re protected as the end user.

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