National Union of Professional Foster Carers v The Certification Officer [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 548
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Collective and Trade Union Issues, A-Typical Working
Issues covered: Employment Status of Foster Carers; Independent Trade Union; Certification Office

This appeal arose from the respondent’s refusal to register the appellant Trade Union as an organisation on the list of Trade Unions. The reason for the refusal was that the members of the Trade Union, namely foster carers, were not wholly or mainly workers within the meaning of Section 1 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.   The EAT had agreed with the decision of the respondent citing that the relationship between foster carers and local councils were regulated by a ‘foster care agreement’ which was non-contractual and was therefore contrary to any definition of being a worker.   The Union appealed this decision stating that foster carers

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This article is correct at 21/04/2021

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