Case Round Up Friday 6th November 2009

There have been some noteworthy cases over the last couple of weeks, such as;

Grainger plc v Nicholson UKEAT/0219/09/ZT

Climate change can be a philosophical belief and thus capable of protection within the terms of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003. Please see my previous post on this high profile case.

Autoclenz  Ltd v Belcher & ors [2009] EWCA Civ 1046

A case on the distinction between employee, worker or self-employed.  The Respondents were car valeters.  All the factors usually considered in determining whether a person was employed or self-employed suggested they were employees. The “contract” they signed said they were “sub-contractors” but that did not reflect the reality of the situation.  The CA held they were employees.

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