In Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee and another, the Supreme Court held that Deliveroo riders are not in an employment relationship and fall outside the scope of the trade union rights under art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
In Alsnih v Al Quds Al-Arabi Publishing & Advertising, an employment tribunal held that the dismissal of an employee for refusing to use a work-related app on her personal phone was procedurally and substantively unfair.
In Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that a worker who was wrongly classified as self-employed and refused paid holiday by his employer is entitled to compensation for all the unpaid leave he took throughout his employment.
In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, the Supreme Court, agreeing with the employment tribunal and lower appeal courts, ruled that Uber drivers are workers and are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.
In R (on the application of the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and another, the High Court held that the Government has failed to implement properly EU health and safety Directives by excluding workers from the UK implementing legislation.
In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, the Court of Appeal held that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed and are entitled to progress their claims for the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.
In R (on the application of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain) v the Central Arbitration Committee and another, the High Court held that Deliveroo riders are not workers and therefore are not automatically entitled to a collective bargaining arrangement.
In Addison Lee Ltd v Lange and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that drivers who worked within the employer's private hire business were workers rather than self-employed.
In Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith, the Supreme Court unanimously held that a "self-employed" plumber qualified as a "worker" under the statutory provisions and was entitled to the rights of a worker.
In Addison Lee Ltd v Gascoigne, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a cycle courier was a worker rather than self-employed.
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