Atypical working/employment status

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Author: News from the IDS Employment Law Team
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
The EAT in Duncombe and ors v Department for Education and Skills has held that employees who worked abroad were entitled to bring claims under the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 SI 2002/2034 in an employment tribunal.
Author: News from the IDS Employment Law Team
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
In Consistent Group Limited v Kalwak and ors, the Court of Appeal has rejected the EAT’s approval of a tribunal’s finding that there was a contract of employment between workers and an employment agency that purported to engage them as self-employed subcontractors.
Author: Alastair Currie, Bevan Brittan LLP
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd v Robertson, the EAT again revisited the issue of implied contracts of employment between agency workers and end users.
Author: Timothy Johnson, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
Resource type: ELA Briefing
"We should not leave this case without repeating the observations made by many courts in the past that many agency workers are highly vulnerable and need to be protected from the abuse of economic power by the end users.
Author: Jill Kelly, Clarks, Reading
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The comments of the Court of Appeal in Franks v Reuters Ltd & anor (see In practice, page 74) may be seen as alarming for any user of temporary workers. With the exception of the rogue decision of the EAT in Motorola Ltd v Davidson & anor [2001] IRLR 4,
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