Who is responsible for ‘redundancy payment’ in a situation whereby an agency has a candidate placed with a client for 2+ years continuously and the individual is paid by the agency and bills the client for the associated costs?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 5 August 2015
There are a number of issues to be addressed here. The main issue is whether the agency worker is an ‘employee’ and so entitled to a redundancy payment. If an employee, who is his /her employer? An ‘employee’ is defined at Article 3 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 as an individual who has entered into, or works under, a contract of employment. Agency workers are usually considered to be ‘workers’ and not ‘employees’.
However, the agency worker may have a permanent contract of employment with the agency, which will be the case if you have engaged the agency under the
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