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 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 Blakely v On-Site Recruitment Solutions Ltd and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) allowed the appeal against the finding that the claimant was neither a worker nor an employer because the tribunal's reasoning was fundamentally flawed.
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