Speedking Couriers Limited t/a Fastway Couriers Midlands v Mr John Read [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Employment Status; Unfair Dismissal

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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This article is correct at 03/03/2022

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