What is the difference between a ‘Worker’ and a ‘Self-Employed’ person?
In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent high profile case against Pimlico Plumbers in the Supreme Court. This is just one of many cases making the way through the Tribunal and Court system concerning the new ‘gig’ economy workers and establishing their legal status.
In this episode I will cover:
- The background to the case.
- The facts of the case.
- What you need to know about the ‘gig’ economy and ‘worker’ status.
- Summary of the key points.
- Why this is an area where there will undoubtedly be legislation to clarify the position shortly.
- Ensure that if you use’ workers’ or ‘self-employed’ consultants that you understand how to determine their legal status;
- Ensure you understand the risks of getting it wrong;
- Ensure that you stay up to date with employment law developments by signing up to our free fortnightly newsletter.
You can read the full case here: http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2018/29.html
Watch the Supreme Court Judgement here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/watch/uksc-2017-0053/judgment.html
The Taylor Review: Read the full report here
Governments response to the Taylor Review here
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