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When a contract falls outside the employment field altogether (Varnish v British Cycling Federation)

When a contract falls outside the employment field altogether (Varnish v British Cycling Federation)
Published on: 24 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • When a contract falls outside the employment field altogether (Varnish v British Cycling Federation)
  • What are the practical implications of this judgment?
  • What is the relevant background?
  • Background law
  • Background facts
  • The decision of the employment tribunal
  • What did the EAT decide?
  • Whether a contract is one belonging to the employment field
  • The dominant purpose test
  • Mutuality of obligation
  • More...

Article summary

Employment analysis: Not all contracts are of the kind that gives rise to an employment relationship. In some cases, having determined that there is a contract, a tribunal should determine whether the contract should be classified or categorised as one of employment or some other type of contract instead, considering all the relevant factors, potentially including an examination of the dominant purpose of the contract, according to the EAT. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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