Cox (Respondent) v Ministry of Justice (Appellant)  UKSC 10Posted In: Case Law
Case Reference UKSC 10
Legal BodyUk Supreme Court (UKSC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDisciplinary and Grievance Issues, Contracts of Employment, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Readers may recall that in February 2014 the Ministry of Justice was held liable for an injury, caused by a prisoner, to a catering manager at a prison kitchen. The then complainant, Ms Cox, was in Crown service and therefore was not actually an employee. Neither was the negligent prisoner, although prisoners in the kitchen receive nominal wages.
The Court of Appeal looked at previous case law in this area and concluded that the prison service was a quasi employer and that the prison/prisoner relationship might even be more controlled than that of employer/employee:
"Far from there being
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