There are different types of work contract and different types of employment status. Find out which type you have now, or which type you are being offered, if you are staring a new job.
You may be a ‘worker’ or an ‘employee’.
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Zero Hours contracts
Many employers now use Zero Hours contracts. These contracts do not give you guaranteed work. Get information about your rights under Zero Hours contracts from:
Many people get work through an agency. These jobs might last for a few weeks or longer. You have different rights depending on how long you have worked for the same employer. Get information about your rights under temporary or agency contracts from:
A volunteer is someone who does work for an organisation for free. Volunteers do not get given employment contracts. Sometimes they are given agreements by the organisation they are working for. Generally they are only paid out of pocket expenses. Get information about your rights as a volunteer from
Internship or Work Placements
An intern is someone who is doing a work placement to get work experience. They may or may not be paid depending on the contract their employer gives them. Get information about your rights as an intern, or on a work placement from:
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