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The Status of Employee

J.R. Carby‐Hall (Senior Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Hull and Visiting Reader in Law at IMCB)

Managerial Law

ISSN: 0309-0558

Article publication date: 1 January 1983


A distinction has to be drawn between a contract of service or a contract of employment on the one hand and a contract for services on the other. In the former situation the person employed is an employee, (or a ‘servant’ as he is often referred to in case law), in the latter he is an indpendent contractor. The particular requirement of a contract of service is the right of the employer, (or ‘the master’) to have, inter alia, residual control, (which may in some instances be reduced to being a mere formality), over the employee, although as will be examined later, other factors are equally applicable.


Carby‐Hall, J.R. (1983), "The Status of Employee", Managerial Law, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. i-9.




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