Abbey Life Assurance Co Ltd v Tansell [2000] IRLR 387 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Disability discrimination: Scope of protection conferred on contract workers

    Date:
    1 June 2000

    In Abbey Life Assurance Co Ltd v Tansell, the Court of Appeal holds that a computer consultant, whose employer agreed with an agency to provide services for the agency to its client, was a "contract worker" for the agency's client.

  • End-user covered

    Date:
    1 June 2000

    In Abbey Life Assurance Co Ltd v Tansell the Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of the EAT that a contract worker can bring a disability discrimination complaint directly against an "end-user" as a principal, even where there is no direct contractual relationship between the contract worker's employer and the end-user.