Speedking Couriers Limited t/a Fastway Couriers Midlands v Mr John Read Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Contracts of Employment
The Complainant appealed the decision of the Adjudication Officer to the Labour Court which found that he had not been unfairly dismissed by Speed King Couriers Limited T/A Fastway Couriers Midlands (the Respondent).
The matter at issue in this appeal was whether the Complainant, tasked with delivering parcels to the Respondent’s customers, was working under a contract of service or a contract for services.
It was submitted on behalf of the Respondent that the Complainant was at all material times an Independent Contractor, engaged under a contract for services. The burden of establishing that the Complainant was engaged pursuant to a contract of service – and therefore having proper
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