An individual’s employment rights in Britain vary depending on the nature of the employment relationship. The recent Court of Appeal case of Pimlico Plumbers Limited and anor v Smith considered whether or not someone described as self-employed could be considered an ‘employee’ or a ‘worker’. If the individual were genuinely in business on their own … Continued
An Employment Tribunal considered this question recently and confirmed that an Uber pool driver is a worker within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 s.230(3)(b). This question determines what rights the Uber drivers have. (1) Y Aslam (2) J Farrar & Ors v Uber & Ors  Uber is a global firm that … Continued
The employment status of an individual is a preliminary consideration in many Employment Tribunal claims, as this affects what rights the individual has. It is therefore important that employers always give consideration to whether they need (or want) to employ staff, have workers or self-employed people carrying out work on the company’s behalf.