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Worker - (noun)


(1) The general meaning of ‘worker’ is a person who carries out work. It is normally understood that a worker who works for a company or organization does not have a powerful position in that company. (2) The legal definition of ‘worker’ can differ across the EU member states. According to EurWork, the application of EU directives the definition of ‘worker’ includes the following: people who are economically dependent, the self-employed, people on temporary contracts , and agency workers. It also covers posted workers, migrant workers and third-country workers.


Source: Adapted from EurWork
Example of Use: (1) The company took on seasonal workers to deal with the increased workload. (2) Other than in the context of the freedom of movement of workers, most EU labour law legislation leaves the definition of ’worker’ to member states of the EU.