Duke v Martin Retail Group plc EAT/647/92

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts of employment: Shop manager is an independent contractor

    Date:
    1 May 1994

    The EAT holds in Duke v Martin Retail Group plc that despite the high degree of control exercised by the company, the overall effect of a shop manager's contract, under which he had day-to-day control of the running of the business and responsibility for the employment and payment of his own staff, pointed to him being an independent contractor rather than an employee.