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13th June 2018

The Gig Economy

In an important decision the Supreme Court has dismissed the employer’s appeal in the “Pimlico Plumbers” case.

The court confirmed that the decision in the lower courts that the claimant was a ‘limb (b) worker’ under the Employment Rights Act 1996, the Working Time Regulations 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.

 Much will be written about the impact of the decision on the “Gig Economy”, but read the Supreme Court press release for a quick summary. If you want more detail, here is the judgment.