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Interpreting Employment Contracts: Judges, Employers, Workers

  • Simon Deakin
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    This paper reports findings from a survey designed to estimate the numbers excluded from employment protection in the UK by the ‘employee’ test and to examine, through qualitative research, perceptions of the process of employment contracting. The survey evidence shows that approaching one third of the labour force does not fit neatly into the categories of ‘employee’ and ‘self-employed’. The case studies suggest that there is a considerable disjuncture between the assumptions of choice, control and risk that underlie the legal tests, and the perception of these issues by workers whose employment status is most in doubt.

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    Paper provided by ESRC Centre for Business Research in its series ESRC Centre for Business Research - Working Papers with number wp267.

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    Date of creation: Jun 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:cbr:cbrwps:wp267
    Note: PRO-2
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