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Contracts of employment: Agency worker not an employee

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    Ironmonger v Movefield Ltd t/a Deerings Appointments [1988] IRLR 461 EAT (0 other reports)

The EAT holds in Ironmonger v Movefield Ltd t/a Deering Appointments that no contract of employment existed between an employment agency and the worker for whom it acted as agent.

Deering Appointments ran an employment agency. From 10.10.83 until 30.1.87, Mr lronmonger's services as clerk of works were rendered exclusively to Unilever Engineering, a client of Deering Appointments. While he was subject to Unilever's direction and control at all times, Deerings assumed responsibility for the deduction of tax and national insurance from his pay, and also provided employer's liability insurance.