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Why is it important to put in writing terms of employment or consultancy arrangements?

This Employment Tribunal case illustrates why it is important for businesses to set out terms in writing in advance of someone starting work

In this episode 213 of the podcast I bring you a summary of a case that was decided by the Watford Employment Tribunal in regards to the issue of the status of the aggrieved. The case is Guler v Newman Law LLP.

In this episode of the podcast we cover:

  • Why businesses need to ensure that agreed terms are set out in writing at the outset.
  • How the Employment Tribunal made a determination of Mr Guler’s status.
  • Why the Employment Tribunal decided that Mr Guler was a worker.
  • The issues that can arise about status and remuneration if you do not set out the terms in writing.

Case Reference

You can read the full judgement here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/64db5181c8dee400127f1c68/Mr_A_Guler_-v-Newman_Law_LLP3304221-2022_-_Written_Reasons.pdf

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