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Doing God’s work – a clergyman without a contract is not a “worker”

Passing judgment in Sharpe v The Bishop of Worcester, the Court of Appeal has ruled that Reverend Sharpe, a rector, held his position under terms defined by statute, and that there was therefore no need to imply a contract into the relationship between the reverend and the Bishop. Accordingly he could be neither a worker nor an employee, so he has no statutory protection from dismissal or detriment in relation to whistleblowing.

Posted on 01 May 2015

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Regulators and economic growth

The government has taken steps to require regulators to promote economic growth and ease some regulatory burdens, without undermining regulators’ core duty to regulate in the public interest. 

Posted on 28 April 2015

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Employment Focus: Employees and Workers

In the first in our Employment Focus series, Bates Wells Braithwaite’s Louise Rea provides a comprehensive guide to employees and workers, examining their status and rights under employment law.

Posted on 26 March 2015

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