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 -
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?
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