Stack v Ajar-Tec Ltd - Company director and shareholder was an employee [2015] EWCA Civ 46

In Stack v Ajar-Tec Ltd Mr Stack, a director and major investor and shareholder in Ajar Ltd who carried out unpaid work for it brought claims for unfair dismissal and unlawful deductions from wages when he was removed as a director following a disagreement with his fellow investors. To bring these claims, he had to show that he was both a worker under section 230(3) Employment Rights Act 1996 (for the unlawful deductions claim) and an employee under section 230(1) (unfair dismissal).  Mr Stack had entered into business with two other investor/shareholders.

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