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I am employed by an agency. The agency is suggesting that my entitlement to holiday pay only starts after 12 weeks’ continuous service. Is that correct? Am I entitled to sick pay?

The Agency Workers directive gives equal treatment to those who have been with the hirer for 12 continuous weeks in a given job. After this period you are entitled to the same or no less favourable treatment as comparable employees as regards basic employment and working conditions. If you can find someone who is employed by the firm and does a similar job to yours, your pay, including holiday pay, should be comparable. However this does not include contractual sick pay or redundancy pay.

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