Esso Petroleum Company v (1) Jarvis and others (2) Brentvine Ltd EAT/0831/00

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employment status: Agency worker was not client company's employee

    9 December 2002

    The EAT holds in Esso Petroleum Co Ltd v (1) Jarvis and others (2) Brentvine Ltd that an employment tribunal which expressly found that there was no contract, either written or oral, between a client company and a worker supplied to it by an employment agency, erred in law in going on to rule that the existence of factors consistent with a contract of employment subsisting, and the fact that the worker had worked continuously for the client company for nine years, made her an employee of the client company.

  • Whose responsibility is the agency worker?

    14 May 2002

    Even if the company is not the employer, potential liabilities can remain when taking on staff through an employment agency.