What is the employment status of British football referees?

Published 03 July 2014 By: Jeremy Lewis

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Steve Conroy was a top-level referee in Scotland for 12 years. In December 2011, he awarded a penalty to Rangers in their home game against Dunfermline. A Scottish Football Association (SFA) panel decided that the Rangers player had dived. Conroy was then given lower league matches to officiate. In response, he resigned.1

 

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Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy is an employment, commercial and sports law barrister practising at Littleton Chambers. He also sits as a part time employment judge and is author of leading works on transfer of undertakings and whistleblowing.
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