This is the latest in a recent series of cases considering the employment status of individuals who work under unconventional arrangements. In this particular claim, Ms Quashie worked as a dance for Stringfellows club. When she started work in June 2007, she was not given a contract nor a copy of the House Rules, but was issued with a similarly framed introductory document about the establishment.
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Mr Romasov and Mr McCulloch were both employed as night-shift shelf stackers at a Sainsbury's supermarket in Aberdeen. Mr McCulloch was a member of the British National Party and known to hold extreme and racist views about Eastern European workers coming to the UK.
The economic climate has made raising finance an increasingly harder challenge for all types of businesses, including social enterprises. As a result crowdfunding, among other forms of non-bank finance, are playing an increasingly important role.
For 20 years the British Olympic Association (BOA) sustained a byelaw that was central to “Team GB” selection policy, namely that any athlete found guilty of a doping offence would be ineligible, for life, for selection at any Olympic Games.