Esso Petroleum Company v Jarvis and others Brentvine Limited: EAT 14 Nov 2001

The claimants had come to the employer through an agency. The issue now was whether they were the employees of the respondent. The employer said there was no mutuality of obligation, and therefore no contract, and no possible dismissal.
Held: The tribunals findings of fact could not support their conclusion that in law the claiments were employees of the respondent.


His Honour Judge D Pugsley




Employment Agency Act 1973


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Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.172078