RTÉ challenges decision that Late Late band member is an ‘employee’

A review of contracts by the Department of Social Protection led to a decision that drummer Ray McCann is an employee but RTÉ’s director of human resources claims this is incorrect

The Camembert Quartet with Ryan Tubridy on the set of The Late Late Show. Picture: RTÉ

RTÉ has taken High Court proceedings seeking to overturn a decision that the drummer in The Late Late Show band was an employee for social welfare purposes.

The national broadcaster brought the case against the chief appeals officer earlier this month over its decision to classify the employment of Ray McCann as Class A, meaning he was an employee as opposed to self-employed.

It wants an order setting aside the April 2023 decision of the ...