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Supreme Court unanimously rules against Pimlico Plumbers Ltd

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal by Pimlico Plumbers in its landmark gig economy case. The highest court in the land decided that...

ECJ rules that Uber is officially a transport firm

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Uber is a transport company, and not a digital service. The decision, which could have...

Pimlico Plumbers in the Supreme Court – coming down the pipeline...

Questions about employment status are arising across new and old industries – while the platform economy is small (but growing), it embodies wider anxieties...

Five things we learnt in employment law this week (10 March)

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an Employment Tribunal was wrong to allow a claimant to amend their claim to introduce new...

Gig-economy – Legal action launched in latest case of ‘forced self-employment’

GMB has announced it will start legal action on behalf of members working as couriers for delivery company, DX. The union says that legal action...

Gig-economy: Court of Appeal rules against Pimlico Plumbers over self-employed status

The Court of Appeal’s ruling on Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith is ‘significant’ but ‘not surprising’, according to employment solicitors. Today’s ruling by the Court...

Gig economy latest – CitySprint couriers take the battle to the...

As the latest case about the gig economy kicks off, cycle couriers are battling to be recognised as workers (with benefits and protection) rather...

Older workers are being exploited in the gig economy

Older people who use the flexibility of self-employment or casual worker status can suffer exploitation in the gig economy. A new case, highlighted by the...