Partnership In Care Ltd (T/A the Spinney) v Laing and Another: EAT 1 Feb 2007

EAT Race Discrimination – Contract Workers
The Claimant was employed by A to provide patient advocacy services at B’s mental hospital. He was barred by B from access to a ward, allegedly after an incident with a patient. A then suspended him. He claimed that both A and B were guilty of race discrimination. On a preliminary issue the Tribunal held that he was a contract worker of B, within S7 of RRA. On appeal held that the Tribunal had reached a factual finding open to them and had made no error in principle. There have, I think, been very few contract worker cases; only 4 reported in 30 years; and this was the thinnest; but appeal dismissed.

His Honour Judge Burke QC
[2007] UKEAT 0622 – 06 – 0102, UKEAT/0622/06
Bailii, EAT
Race Relations Act 1976
England and Wales

Employment, Discrimination

Updated: 27 January 2022; Ref: scu.251579