Gladwell v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry - Is a director an employee? [2006] EAT

Mr Gladwell was a director and 50% shareholder of the Phileas Fogg Travel Ltd, which became insolvent. He claimed he was an employee and therefore entitled to certain payments from the DTI. The DTI refused on the basis that he was not an employee within the meaning of Employment Rights Act 1996 s.230.

An employment tribunal (chairman sitting alone) agreed with the DTI and Mr Gladwell appealed.

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