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Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith [SupCrt EW] 13.06.18

The Supreme Court considered whether a plumber engaged as an independent contractor was required to perform his work for a company personally, when he had a limited right to substitute another company operative in his place. It found that the dominant feature of the contract remained personal performance, and he therefore fell within the definition of a "worker" in the Employment Rights Act 1996 s.230(3)(b).

Supreme Court upholds "worker" finding in Pimlico Plumbers case (Journal Online 13.06.18)
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Category: Employment » Employment status. Keyword(s): Gig economy. Area(s) of law: Employment; Technology and Information.
Source: [2018] UKSC 29; Times 19.06.18.

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