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Forest Mere Lodges Ltd. v Watt & Cameron - employee or self-employed - EAT 6.2.07

Forest Mere Lodges Ltd appealed against a ruling by an employment tribunal at Carlisle to the effect that Mr Watt and Mr Cameron were "employees". The essence of the appeal was that the Employment Tribunal had failed properly to apply the "mutuality of obligation" test. The EAT has dismissed the appeal, saying "It is trite law to say that in many areas of employment law and indeed in many areas of other aspects of law, there is a rule which put at its more frivolous is known as the Elephant Test; you can recognise something you cannot describe or define.

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