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Disability discrimination: End user of contract worker's services was "principal"

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Where there is an unbroken chain of contracts between an individual and an end user, the end user should be regarded as the "principal" within the meaning of the contract-worker provisions contained in s.12 of the Disability Discrimination Act, the EAT holds in MHC Consulting Services Ltd v Tansell and others [1999] IRLR 677. So a contract worker who was employed by a company ("C") which supplied his services ultimately to an end user ("A") but through another company ("B") under a contract between B and A, could bring discrimination proceedings against A.