The EAT dismissed an appeal and upheld a tribunal’s decision that an individual was an employee of the respondent, even though the individual had signed a “contract supply agreement” which had portrayed him to be an independent contractor. In this case, the employment judge ruled that the “entire agreement” clause was a sham and that it did not show the true relationship between the parties. The judge noted that the written agreement did not resemble the way in which the parties had acted and therefore was not definitive.  

Launahurst Ltd v Larner