Robinson v Al-Qasimi [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 862
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales High Court (EWHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Contracts of Employment, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures), Pay
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Contract of Employment; Illegality

The claimant was engaged by the respondent, the Crown Prince of Ras-al-Khaimah, for the purposes of looking after his children in the United Kingdom.  The appointment letter stated that there would be a ‘management fee’ of £34,000 and that the claimant would be responsible for their own tax. 

The respondent took the view that the claimant was self-employed but after receiving advice it was clear that she should be regarded as an employee and taxed at source. The claimant requested that she be placed on a PAYE Scheme and that she was entitled to £37,000 net (there had been an increase the ‘management fee’ at this point). 

The respondent began to take deductions

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This article is correct at 15/06/2021

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