Addison Lee Ltd v Lange & Ors [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0037_18_1411
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Working Time, Pay
Issues covered: Employment Status; Worker; Employment Rights; Reality of Relationship; Working Time

The key issue in this case was whether the drivers undertook to do or perform any work or services for the respondent. The case highlights the willingness of courts and tribunals to look behind labels and contractual provisions to the reality of the working arrangements between the parties. The EAT had to consider whether the written employment contract reflected the true nature of the relationship (ref Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher [2011] ICR 1157).

The claimants were private hire drivers for the respondent company. They brought claims for holiday pay and the national minimum wage. Such an entitlement would only exist if they were workers for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations 1998 and

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This article is correct at 15/11/2018

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