Disability discrimination: Scope of protection conferred on contract workers
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Abbey Life Assurance Co Ltd v Tansell  IRLR 387 CA (1 other report)
In Abbey Life Assurance Co Ltd v Tansell  IRLR 387, the Court of Appeal holds that a computer consultant, whose employer agreed with an agency to provide services for the agency to its client, was a "contract worker" for the agency's client. The latter, and not the agency, was the "principal" in relation to the consultant, even in the absence of a direct contract with his employer, because it made the work available for him to do; he was employed by another person; and his employer supplied him to the agency's client under a contract made with the latter.