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Employment status: Self-employed GP was a "worker" for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996

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    Hospital Medical Group Ltd v Westwood [2012] IRLR 834 CA (0 other reports)

In Hospital Medical Group Ltd v Westwood [2012] IRLR 834 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a self-employed GP who provided hair restoration services for a private clinic was a “worker” for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

Key points

  • The fact that an individual provides work or services as a self-employed person does not prevent the individual from being a worker within the meaning of s.230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996, provided that the individual is required to perform work or services personally and the other contracting party is not a client or customer of his or her business.