Employment law cases

McMeechan v Secretary of State for Employment [1997] IRLR 353 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employment status: Agency worker was "employee" for specific assignment

    15 June 1997

    In McMeechan v Secretary of State for Employment, the Court of Appeal holds that a temporary worker on the books of an employment agency may have the status of employee of the agency in respect of each assignment actually worked, notwithstanding that the same worker may not be entitled to employee status under his or her general terms of engagement.