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It is sometimes the case that an employee can have more than one employer, and their contract of employment makes clear that this is the case. Joint employment should be distinguished from arrangements such as secondments, where the sole employer lends their employee’s services to a third party, or from sole employment where the terms of the contract allow the employer to direct the work of an employee to a third party. A contract of joint employment should clearly set out the basis upon which each joint employer exercises control over the employee, and may require an indemnity as between the joint employers in the event of an employment tribunal claim.
The question of whether a transfer from sole employment to an employment contract with several employers which includes the original employer would be a relevant transfer for the purposes of Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE 2006
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