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Employment status

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  • Date:
    21 March 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Agency worker was not employed by end user

    In James v London Borough of Greenwich [2008] EWCA Civ 35, the Court of Appeal held that, in the absence of an express contract between an agency worker and the end user, a contract will be implied only where it is necessary to do so to give business reality to the situation.

  • Date:
    15 January 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Employment status

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers employment status.

  • Date:
    18 December 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Implied contract of employment between end user and agency worker

    In National Grid Electricity Transmission plc v Wood EAT/0432/07, the EAT held that, where an individual was engaged as an agency worker, but in the course of his work entered into direct negotiations with the end user about his terms and conditions on issues relating to pay, notice and holiday, it was necessary to imply a contract of employment between him and the end user to reflect the reality of the relationship.

  • Date:
    15 October 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Employment status of directors and shareholders

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers the employment status of directors and shareholders.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Contract for services

    A model contract for services for use when drafting a contract for genuinely self-employed contractors, ie those who are not employed by the employer.

  • Date:
    11 September 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd v Robertson

    In Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd v Robertson EATS/0081/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered when a contract of employment can be implied between an agency worker and an end user.

  • Date:
    22 August 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Agency workers were directly employed by agency

    In Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak and others [2007] IRLR 560 EAT the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that polish workers recruited in Poland by the agency in question and provided with both accommodation in the UK and transport to and from work were employees of the agency. Notwithstanding express written terms to the contrary, the reality of their relationship was one of employer and employees.

  • Date:
    6 June 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak and others

    In Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak and others [2007] IRLR 560 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employment agency had entered into contracts of employment with workers.

  • Date:
    1 May 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Worker was not employed by both agency and end user

    In Cairns v Visteon UK Ltd [2007] IRLR 175 EAT the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that there was no necessity to imply a contract of employment between a worker and the end user in a triangular agency arrangement where the worker had an employment contract with the agency and the conduct of the three parties was consistent with the existing express agreements.

  • Date:
    1 May 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: No employment contract between worker and end user

    In James v London Borough of Greenwich [2007] IRLR 168 EAT the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employment tribunal properly decided that there was no implied contract of employment between an agency worker and the end user for whom she had worked for three years.