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February/March 2013 (vol. 09/5)

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What about the workers?

Do all those who do work have the same rights?

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The terms ‘worker’, ‘employee’, and ‘volunteer’ each have special meaning under employment legislation. Diana Kloss explains the importance of these distinctions to occupational health.

THE Faculty of Occupational Medicine’s publication Ethics guidance for occupational health practice uses the term ‘worker’, rather than ‘employee’, to apply to those who work for another. This is because the word employee has a narrower meaning in law than the term worker ….

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2013 (vol. 09/5) pp32-33

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