Protectacoat Firthglow Ltd v Szilagyi [2009] IRLR 365 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employment status: "Sham" contract for services did not reflect parties' true relationship

    Date:
    19 May 2009

    In Protectacoat Firthglow Ltd v Szilagyi [2009] IRLR 365 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a purported contract for services - entered into by the worker as a prerequisite for being given work - was a sham, because it did not represent the parties' true intentions and expectations. The individual was an employee, not an independent contractor.

  • Protectacoat Firthglow Ltd v Szilagyi

    Date:
    4 March 2009

    The Court of Appeal has upheld an employment tribunal finding that an individual was an employee, despite the existence of a services agreement. For such an agreement to be a sham, there is no need for there to be an intention to deceive a third party.