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Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd v Gunning [1986] IRLR 27 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • SDA definition of "employment" construed

    1 January 1986

    The definition of "employment" in the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 covers a contract "personally to execute any work or labour", which encompasses some categories of the self-employed. Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd v Gunning (Court of Appeal, 5.11.85) EOR5C holds that for the extended definition to apply, the personal performance of work or labour must be the dominant purpose of the contract.