the beneficiary of much modern legislation, sometimes in capacity as an employee under a contract of employment but also under separate regimes such as the Wages Act 1986. In the law of the European Communities, the worker is the subject of many legal provisions. See free movement of persons.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
An individual who has entered into or works under a contract of employment or any other contract, whether express or implied and (if it is express) whether oral or in writing, whereby the individual undertakes to do or perform personally any work or services for another party to the contract whose status is not by virtue of the contract that of a client or customer of any profession or business undertaking carried on by the individual.Related links
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.
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