An employee is defined as an individual who has entered into or who works under a Contract of Employment. Arising from this status as an employee, a large number of statutory rights have developed. These are:
A worker is defined as either an employee working under a Contract for Employment or someone who works under a contract other than a Contract of Employment and is offering his personal service in return for remuneration to the employer who is not his/her client or customer. These contracts are commonly called Contracts for Services and such workers are often referred to as non-employee workers.
In addition to the statutory rights which apply to employees all workers have a set of main worker statutory rights for which there are no qualifying periods of service necessary before the worker benefits from the rights. These rights are:
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