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Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Article 85ZR: Agency workers: supplementary

Paragraph (1) provides that the rights to paid and unpaid time off, and the right to present a complaint to a tribunal, do not apply if the agency worker has not completed the qualifying period or if there is a break between assignments. Paragraph (2) makes clear that the rights to paid and unpaid time off do not impose any duty on the hirer or temporary work agency which extends beyond the original intended duration of the assignment. Paragraph (3) makes clear that if a person is entitled to take paid or unpaid time off as an employee, then they are excluded from taking paid time or unpaid time off as an agency worker.

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