The rights of ‘out-sourced’ workers

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) are launching a legal challenge on behalf of receptionists, security officers and porters who work at the University of London but are actually employed through a facilities management company. It will argue…

Holiday Pay Claims

The CJEU in King v Sash Windows considered whether a worker who does not take paid annual holiday, because the employer refuses to pay, carries over his entitlement to paid holiday or whether it is lost at the end of…

Yet another ruling on ‘gig’ workers

The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has ruled that Deliveroo drivers are self-employed. The test case was brought by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) on behalf of drivers who were not satisfied with their current terms and conditions…

Uber Drivers are ‘Workers’

The EAT in Uber BV v Aslam has ruled that Uber drivers be classed at workers, for the purposes of their claims under the Employment Rights Act 1996, Working Time Regulations 1998 and National Minimum Wage Act 1998, rather than…

Employment Tribunals Fees Refund Scheme

On 27 July 2017 we informed you about the Supreme Court ruling on unlawful tribunal fees. Almost 3 months later, the Government has issued guidance in respect of refunding individuals who had paid such fees. As part of the opening…

Unpaid Trial Shifts

Stewart McDonald, SNP MP for Glasgow South, has introduced a Private Members’ Bill in Westminster to guarantee trial shifts are paid ‘properly and fairly’. McDonald has asked Prime Minister Theresa May to take action as young people were the group…

Decline in Zero-Hours Contracts

According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’), an estimated 1.4m zero-hour contracts were in place in May 2017, down from 1.7m in May 2016. David Freeman, a senior labour market statistician at the ONS comments that…

Should Foster Carers be regarded as ‘Workers’?

Foster carer, Sarah Anderson, has brought a claim against Hampshire County Council for unpaid holiday. She believes she is in an “employment relationship” with the council (as defined by EU law) which means she is entitled to four weeks of…

1,858 Monarch Staff Redundant

Monarch’s failure to consult on redundancies has resulted in the Unite union pursuing legal action on behalf of 1,858 Monarch staff. Where 100 or more redundancies are proposed, the minimum consultation period before dismissal is 45 days. In Monarch’s case…