Saturday, August 27, 2011

Taken from Butterworths Concise Australian Legal Dictionary

Servant: A person in the service of another. A term formerly used to describe a person employed by another person, ‘the master’. From the 19th century, the master-servant relationship, based on a domestic model of service, was replaced by the employer-employee relationship, regulated by the contract of employment and industrial legislation, ‘Servant’ may be still used in the sense of ‘employee’: for example (QLD) Criminal Code s 1. See also Contract of employment; Employee; Master.

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