Glasgow City Council v Johnstone & Anor [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKEATS/0011/18/JW
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Employment Status

The claimants (a husband and wife) decided to become foster parents.  They undertook the training and signed a document under the Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009.  This document provided that the claimants would be paid a fee (c. £30,000 p/a) and would be entitled to four weeks’ holiday.   The claimants sought to bring a number of claims against the Council, yet the preliminary issue of their employment status had to be determined first.  The Payment Policy outlined that the foster carers were to be ‘self-employed’ and the general position taken by the Council was that the relationship was a statutory one rather than a contractual one so they

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today

This article is correct at 07/09/2020
Disclaimer:

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Jason Elliott BL
Barrister

The main content of this article was provided by Jason Elliott BL. Email jason.elliott@barlibrary.com

View all articles by Jason Elliott BL