Latest gig economy case

18.09.2017

Continuing a recent trend, an employment tribunal has held in Gascoigne -v- Addison Lee that a ‘self-employed’ cycle courier was not in fact self-employed, but was a worker and therefore entitled to basic statutory rights such as paid holiday and the national minimum wage. The contract did not reflect the reality of the situation and the individual was required to provide personal service. This is the latest in a line of recent cases, and the Supreme Court has also given permission to appeal in the Pimlico Plumbers case, reported earlier this year, meaning it is likely that we will see further development in this area.

Justin Costley

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