Sharpe v Bishop of Worcester (in his corporate capacity)

Employment – Contract of service. The claimant had been a rector at the defendant's diocese. He had issued claims in the employment tribunal which raised the preliminary questions of whether he was either an employee for the purpose of s 230 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 or a worker for the purpose of s 43K(1). The tribunal found that he was neither, but the Employment Appeal Tribunal allowed his appeal. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the Bishop's appeal and found that the tribunal had determined the issue of whether there had been an employment contract, it had correctly found that there had not been and nor had the claimant satisfied the definition of worker.

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