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National Gallery faces employment status claim

In the latest test case on employment status and the gig economy, the National Gallery is being taken to court by art educators who claim unfair dismissal and are seeking to be recognised as employees rather than freelancers. Lawyers will argue they suffered age and sex discrimination, should have been consulted and are entitled to retrospective holiday pay. Most recent test cases on employment status have involved private-sector companies, the educators argue this case highlights exploitation also exists in the state sector.

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Category: Employment » Dismissal; Employment status; Holidays; Remuneration. Keyword(s): Gig economy; Galleries and museums. Area(s) of law: Employment; Arts & Culture.
Source: Guardian.

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