Peter Kearney v Seel Publishing Limited (In Liquidation) T/A North County Leader [2015]

  • Case Reference
    UD258/2013
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: unfair dismissal; employment relationship

In this case the respondent company operated a weekly journal wherein the claimant submitted photographs and articles for publication. The Tribunal heard submissions from both parties in respect of a number of issues surrounding the relationship between the parties.

The main issue for the Tribunal was whether or not the claimant was an employee of the respondent company and could bring a claim under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007.

The respondent told the Tribunal that the claimant was not an employee but rather a freelance journalist/photographer engaged on a contract for service.

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This article is correct at 25/11/2015
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