Gig Economy Cluster

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The focus of recent case law has been whether individuals are self-employed or workers. Commonly, due to the flexible and ad-hoc nature of the work provided by many businesses, individuals have been wrongly categorised as self-employed.

A growing trend is emerging whereby the Employment Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) are holding that individuals as workers rather than self-employed. See our articles here - 

June 2018 - LEGAL UPDATE: Supreme Court Decision Announces in Pimlico Plumbers Case

June 2018 - Employment status: are Addison Lee Couriers workers?

April 2018 - Update on ‘Gig Economy’ Case Law and Developments

November 2017 - Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) uphold Uber drivers are workers

August 2016 - Employment status: self-employed, employee or worker?

If you need any help and advice in relation to the Gig Economy, please do not hesitate to contact me or the employment team on 0113 350 4030 or at richard.newstead@scesolicitors.co.uk.

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SCE Solicitors is a boutique employment law practice based in Leeds which advises clients nationwide.  Please note that the information in this blog is to provide information of general interest in a summary manner and should not be construed as individual legal advice. Readers should consult with SCE Solicitors or other professional counsel before acting on the information contained here.

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