Worker status: still no certainty

Posted on 12 July 2018. Source: PLC Magazine

Worker status: still no certainty

The Supreme Court has handed down its long anticipated judgment in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Mullins v Smith ([2018] UKSC 29). In recent years, the courts have grappled with applying the various statutory definitions of “worker” to the rapidly evolving labour market and the gig economy (see feature article “The gig economy: shifting sands in employment status”). It had been hoped that this decision would bring some much-needed clarity for both businesses and individuals on how a workforce in the gig economy should be properly categorised.

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