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  • Date:
    21 December 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Agency workers

    This week's case of the week, provided by Thomas Eggar, covers agency workers.

  • Date:
    29 November 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    No automatic contract of employment for integrated agency worker

    The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the significant integration of an agency worker into the hiring organisation will not necessarily preclude the existence of an agency relationship in which there is no contract between the agency worker and the end-user.

  • Date:
    1 July 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Niki Walker, managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard, details the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    30 March 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Agency worker was not protected from discrimination by end user

    In Muschett v HM Prison Service [2010] EWCA Civ 25 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an agency worker had neither a contract of employment nor a contract with the end user personally to carry out work. Accordingly, he could not bring complaints of unfair or wrongful dismissal, or of unlawful discrimination, against the end user.

  • Date:
    5 March 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Muschett v HM Prison Service

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers agency workers.

  • Date:
    10 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Muschett v HM Prison Service

    The Court of Appeal has upheld an employment tribunal decision that an agency worker was not an employee of the end user. Nor was he in its employment under the wider meaning in anti-discrimination legislation. Therefore, he was unable to bring claims against it for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and discrimination.

  • Date:
    10 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Express contractual terms specifying self-employment did not reflect terms agreed

    In Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher and others [2010] IRLR 70 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a group of car valeters were employees, despite the fact that their written contracts with the valeting company stated that they were independent contractors, and contained clauses allowing "substitution of labour" and the "right to refuse work".

  • Date:
    18 January 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Prison Officers Association and others v Gough and another

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal decision that an individual was an employee of a union, even though he was also employed by another employer. Employees can be employed by two employers at the same time, provided that the jobs are compatible with each other.

  • Date:
    10 November 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    X v Mid Sussex Citizens' Advice Bureau and another

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal decision that a volunteer was unable to bring a claim of disability discrimination against the organisation for which she volunteered when it ended the arrangement.

  • Date:
    30 October 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Clarkson v Pensher Security Doors

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