NEWS: Workpac Pty Ltd and Robert Rossato & Ors [2021] HCA 23

This was an appeal against a Federal Court decision, which recognised Rossato as a permanent employee, entitled to leave, notwithstanding the fact that the employment contract recognised Rossato as a casual employee. The High Court, however, ruled that the contract of employment for Rossato alluded to employment as a casual and that this was what was agreed to and that subsequent regular work did not change the status of employment.

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