Employment law cases

Lane v Shire Roofing Company (Oxford) Ltd [1995] IRLR 493 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts of employment: Employment status in the safety context

    1 October 1995

    In Lane v The Shire Roofing Co (Oxford) Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that a roofer hired by a company for an individual roofing job was an employee, and so the company was liable to pay damages for the personal injury he suffered when he fell off his ladder whilst carrying out that work.