From contract to role: using human rights to widen the personal scope of employment protections

Cormac Devlin - 1st November 2019

The UK Supreme Court’s judgment in Gilham demonstrates how human rights can be used to widen the class of individuals who benefit from employment rights (the “personal scope” of the rights). Further, the court’s reasoning evidences a shift away from contractual thinking in labour law. In a recent UK Supreme Court case, Gilham v MoJ, […]

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