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Employment status: "Host" organisation was not employer of disabled employees

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    Secretary of State for Education and Employment v Bearman and others [1998] IRLR 431 EAT (0 other reports)

The EAT holds in Secretary of State for Education and Employment v Bearman and others [1998] IRLR 431 that, in the absence of any evidence that the initial contractual position had changed, disabled persons who, under the Sheltered Protection Scheme, entered into a contract of service with a "sponsor" organisation which then hired out their services to a "host" organisation did not thereby become employees of the host organisation.

Ms Bearman and her colleague were two disabled persons whose employment with the Employment Service had been arranged through the Sheltered Protection Scheme.