Jargon Buster - Definition of Employment Status

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Employment Status

is the term used to describe an individuals state of employment. This can be:

  • Self-Employed
  • Full-Time Employed
  • Part-Time Employed
  • Unemployed
  • Student
  • Retired
  • Contract Worker

Employment Status is often required to be disclosed on insurance applications and for some policies such as income protection and accident, sickness and unemployment cover can determine if such a policy is available.

Please note that all definitions are intended for general guidance only. For official and current definitions you should always double check your policy wording.

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