Day 1 rights for all agency workers: If you hire agency workers, you
must ensure that they have they can access your facilities (such as canteen, childcare
facilities, etc) and can access information on your job vacancies from the first day of their
After 12 weeks in the same job: The equal treatment entitlements relate
to pay and other basic working conditions (annual leave, rest breaks etc) and come into
effect after an agency worker completes a 12 week qualifying period in the same job with the
same hirer. After completing the qualifying period, pregnant agency workers will now be allowed
to take paid time off for ante-natal appointments during an assignment.