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Legal Minds

21 October 2014 / by / in

Partner Protection

It is commonly thought that partners of LLPs do not have employment protection rights unless they are in fact employees. The Supreme Court has now decided that such partners (though not employees) can bring a whistleblowing claim on the basis that they are workers.  Although workers do not share the same degree of protection under UK employment law, they have some entitlements which are shared with employees but not the typical self-employed. This change in how partners in LLPs are seen by the courts means that such partners may now have rights which were unimaginable at the time they signed their partnership deeds.