Robinson v His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Contracts of Employment, Pay and Conditions of Employment
The claimant was engaged by the respondent, the Crown Prince of Ras-al-Khaimah which is one of the seven United Arab Emirates, for the purposes of looking after his children in the UK. On appointment, the letter stated:
‘You will be paid a management fee for undertaking this work at the rate of £34,000 per year. You will be responsible for your own tax on that payment.’
This salary was later increased to £37,000 and the respondent still thought that the claimant was self-employed. However, after engaging tax consultants the advice was that she would actually be employed and that she should be taxed at source. At a meeting, the claimant was told that she had, in fact,
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