ACAS states that you are more likely to be classed as a worker if:
- your work for the organisation is more casual, for example your work is less structured or not regular
- you are employed to do the work yourself
- you are not offered regular or guaranteed hours by your employer
- you have very little obligation to make yourself available for work, but should do work you have agreed to and that workers could include:
- freelance workers (however depending on your personal working pattern and circumstance you might be classed as a worker or self-employed)
- zero-hours contract workers (however depending on your personal working pattern and circumstances you might classed as a worker or an employee).
ACAS goes on to say that you’re more likely to be classed as an employee if:
- your employer, manager or supervisor is in charge of your workload and how your work should be done
- you are required to work regularly unless you’re on leave
- you can expect work to be consistently available
- you cannot refuse to do the work
- you are employed to do the work yourself.