When deciding what the employment status would have been in a
direct engagement, it is necessary to take into account all of the
relevant features of the relationship, including all contracts in
the chain between the worker and the client.
For example, if a service company supplies the worker’s services to the client through an agency there may be agreements between:
In many cases what the employment status would be might be
obvious from consideration of one of the contracts. However, it may
be necessary to consider all the contracts under which the
worker’s services are provided to the client.
What you are seeking to establish is the terms and conditions under which the worker's services are supplied in the light of the principles that have been established by the courts as relevant for determining employment status.