Servant and an Independent contractor

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The essential distinction between a servant and an independent contractor may be shown by the following tabular form .

  Servant .
Independent contractor .
1. A servant works under the supervision and direction of his master as his agent . An independent contractor does not work under supervision and direction of any one , he is master of his own .
2. A servant is supposed to comply his master’s direction because he is employed by him . But an independent contractor is to exercise his own discretions as to the manner to complete the work.
3. A servant is always bound to comply the orders of his master . On the other hand , an independent contractor is bound by the terms and conditions of his contract .


The points of distinctions mainly lie in the existence of the right to control .