The Temporary and Agency Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Bill has been introduced in the House of Commons. The Bill:
- prohibits direct (but not indirect) discrimination against agency workers, unless objectively justified
- obliges an end user to inform all agency workers provided to him of "any vacancies in his organisation". Bizarrely, this is not limited to suitable vacancies
- allows for Regulations providing for joint liability between agency and end user
Note that this is a Private Member's Bill, so it may have little chance of reaching the statute books.
The Temporary and Agency Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Bill