Mailway (Southern) Ltd v Willsher [1978] IRLR 322 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employment status: Casual workers mustbe obliged to work to have contract

    Date:
    22 November 1978

    People who work on a casual basis will have difficulty in showing that they have a contract of service unless they prove that they are obliged to work when called upon to do so and in reality have no choice as to when they work. This was made clear recently by the EAT in Mailway (Southern) Ltd v Willsher.