Editor's message: The working relationship and arrangements between an individual and the organisation for whom he or she works will determine the employment status of the individual and that status is key to determining his or her entitlement to key employment rights.
Disputes about status often arise, with individuals claiming to be employees when the employer has been regarding them as workers or self-employed. Employers cannot necessarily rely on written agreements purporting to deny employment status if these do not reflect the true situation and employment tribunals and courts will look at what has been happening in practice, in the event of a claim.
Sarah Anderson, employment law editor
Deliveroo riders are not workers and are self-employed, according to a decision yesterday by the Central Arbitration Committee.
Updated to include information on Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, in which the EAT considered the employment status of drivers.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed and are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.
Updated to include a reference to P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, in which the Supreme Court considered if police officers should be able to bring discrimination claims over misconduct panel decisions.
Major companies should be jointly liable for non-compliance with employment regulation uncovered in their supply chains, Matthew Taylor - lead author of this summer's Taylor review - urged yesterday while giving evidence to a joint hearing of two House of Commons select committees.
A foster carer has filed an employment tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council for unpaid holiday in a case that could open the doors for thousands of foster care workers to have their employment rights recognised.
Consultant editor Darren Newman discusses the employment status cases that have been dominating the news this year.
Uber appears at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) today to appeal last year's decision on the employment status of its drivers.
An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and therefore entitled to rights such as holiday pay and the national minimum wage.
Consultant editor Darren Newman expresses surprise that Pimlico Plumbers was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in a case concerning the "worker" or otherwise status of a self-employed plumber - and asks which particular issues the Court might consider.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment status.