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(b) The general rule against multiple employers

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(b) The general rule against multiple employers

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(b)     The general rule against multiple employers

In employment law, as opposed to tort, as a matter of policy the courts have tended strongly to oppose any idea that an employee can be employed by two (or more) employers at the same time on the same work. This was reaffirmed clearly in Patel v Specsavers Optical Group Ltd UKEAT/0286/18 (13 September 2019, unreported). The claimant was an optician working through the well-known high street optician. When his work was terminated, he brought ET proceedings inter alia for unfair dismissal, but his claim went wrong procedurally, in such a

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