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  • Date:
    1 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    21 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: "Self-employed" plumber was a worker

    In Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith [2017] IRLR 323 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a plumber described in his contract as a "self-employed operative" was a "worker" under the relevant statutory provisions.

  • Date:
    24 March 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Gig economy: Excel cycle courier was worker, decides tribunal

    An employment tribunal has held that an Excel cycle courier was a worker and that his contract with the courier company mislabelled him as self-employed.

  • Date:
    14 February 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Court of Appeal decides that a "self-employed" plumber was a worker

    The Court of Appeal has held that a plumber, described in his contract as a "self-employed operative", was a worker under statutory provisions entitling him to rights as a worker.

  • Date:
    1 February 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Chris Cook is a partner and Keely Rushmore is a senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    10 January 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    CitySprint courier is a worker, concludes employment tribunal

    In a second high-profile decision on employment status in the gig economy, this employment tribunal held that a CitySprint courier is a worker rather than self-employed.

  • Date:
    31 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Uber drivers are workers, rules employment tribunal

    In this high-profile case, the employment tribunal held that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed, and are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.

  • Type:
    Employment glossary

    Gig economy

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Date:
    1 July 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    16 September 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    Fair dismissal of Ministry of Defence worker who appeared as a medium while on sick leave

    An employment tribunal has rejected the unfair dismissal claim of an employee who was caught making a public appearance as a medium while on sick leave.