A reminder from the EAT: appealing against a well-reasoned tribunal decision is unlikely to be successful
By Yvonne Gallagher
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reviewed the approach to be taken by tribunals in determining employment status.
The case concerned a football referee who officiated at matches under the aegis of the Scottish Football Association. He was engaged under a contract that expressed itself to be one of self-employment and the tribunal judge concluded that this was correct, after careful review of the key terms.
She concluded that individual items that might be indicative of employment relationship, such as provision of private medical insurance, did not necessarily weigh heavily on identifying the true status of the relationship…
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