The subcontractor can always sue the general contractor for payment, of course. Under this doctrine, the subcontractor or supplier can sue the property owner for payment if the owner has not paid the general contractor for the particular work or materials.
Can you terminate an independent contractor?
The employer need not actually exercise control; it is sufficient that he has the right to do so. Right to fire. An employee can be fired by an employer. An independent contractor cannot be fired so long as he or she produces a result that meets the specifications of the contract.
Do independent contractors have to follow company policies?
“You are not an independent contractor if you perform services that can be controlled by an employer — what will be done and how it will be done, the IRS rule says. And many employers increasingly are requiring independent contractors to behave like employees.
What constitutes wrongful dismissal?
In law, wrongful dismissal, also called wrongful termination or wrongful discharge, is a situation in which an employee’s contract of employment has been terminated by the employer, where the termination breaches one or more terms of the contract of employment, or a statute provision or rule in employment law.