When Is a Person an Employee – the UK Supreme Court Version

As work continues to change, it seems more and more cases are litigated to define when a person is an employee. The UK Supreme Court recently provided an an answer that deemed a person an “employee,” despite arguments to the contrary. The UK Supreme Court blog covered the case in a helpful June 13, 2018 post, with abundant links to the opinion, the press summary and the argument. The case happened to involve a plumbing and heating engineer, which brings to mind the possible implications of the ruling for tort law, worker’s compensation and insurance purposes.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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