Groom v Maritime and Coastguard Agency [2024]

  • Decision Number
    EAT 71
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Employment Status; Volunteer

Summary Description: 

A volunteer was found to be a worker as a result of the contract between the parties and the provision of personal service. 


The respondent is responsible for civil maritime search and rescue.   It is made up of 108 employed staff and 3500 volunteer Coastal Rescue OfficersThe claimant was one of these Volunteer Coastal Rescue Officers having been so since 1985.   In May 2020 the claimant was invited to a disciplinary meeting and his membership of the Coastguard Rescue Service was terminated.    The actual issue arising was the employment status of the claimant as having worker status would

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This article is correct at 16/05/2024

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