My brother has his own Limited Company and is contracting through a recruitment agency to a local public organisation.
He has been in his current position for approximately 10 months and he has been told that his employment will end very shortly to prevent him accruing any rights having been with them for 12 months.
I do not understand what benefits / rights that he could accrue considering he is a contractor through an Agency. I have spoken to ACAS and our legal helpline and have been told that he will not get any rights. Unfortunately their HR Department have dug their heels in and are refusing to change their minds and despite intervention by senior management, it would appear he is going to lose this contract.
Maybe someone could enlighten me what benefits you might accrue in the circumstances above (or confirm that there aren’t any). Also if anyone has any bright ideas of a way round (maybe a weeks break in continuity of service) please let me know.
Thanks for your help.