Ajar-Tech Ltd v Stack [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0293/13/DA
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    A-Typical Working
Issues covered: Contract of Employment; employment status; essential elements

This case illustrates the need for remuneration (or consideration of some kind) and certainty for a contract of employment to exist.

Mr Stack was an equal partner in a new audio/visual equipment business. He and the other two partners hoped to receive returns on their investment but the complainant did not receive wages for the work he did for the firm. Another partner, Mr Martin, did receive £60k per annum and had written terms of employment but, unlike Mr Stack, he had no other outside business interests and worked full time for the firm. 

There were various documents showing Mr Stack’s role within the company and giving him different titles, such as “operations director” and

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This article is correct at 20/06/2014

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