Drake v Ipsos Mori UK Ltd [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0604_11_2507
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    A-Typical Working
Issues covered: Employment Status; Assignment; Mutuality of Obligation

The claimant worked for the respondent as a market researcher under a succession of individual assignments. It was explained to the claimant at the outset that he would be engaged on an assignment basis only, that there was no obligation on him to accept work and no obligation on the respondent to offer assignments. He was not issued with a contract of employment or any statement of terms and conditions of employment, although he had various guides and a handbook. The claimant was not offered any more assignments and claimed unfair dismissal.

The Employment Tribunal found that he was a worker, but not an employee on the basis that "there was no mutuality of obligation either from one

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This article is correct at 27/07/2012

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