The Crown and its Employees

Robert Watt

in The Nature of the Crown

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198262732
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682407 | DOI:
The Crown and its Employees

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This chapter describes the employment status of Crown servants in Great Britain. It identifies three main classes of Crown servants, which are the civil servants, military servants, and third class of servants that includes the police, members of the judiciary, and Ministers of the Crown. It suggests that civil servants are in the same legal position as private employees and their relationship with the Crown is defined by legislation and the common law of employment. It argues that the Crown is no more than a cypher for the supreme political executive within the British State.

Keywords: Crown servants; police; employment status; judiciary; civil servants; military servants

Chapter.  15719 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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