The Regulations contain anti-avoidance measures to prevent agencies and hirers from structuring assignments in a way so as to prevent you from reaching your 12 week qualifying period. This includes – supplying you to connected hirers, rotating you and other agency workers, or repeatedly terminating and recommencing assignments where the most likely explanation is to prevent you from accruing the 12 weeks’ qualifying period. If an Employment Tribunal finds that the Regulations have been deliberately avoided, the Tribunal can award you compensation of up to £5000. However, this does not prevent agencies and hirers terminating and commencing assignments as and when required to meet a genuine business need.