Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers

Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers
 

A plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling expected to have huge ramifications for freelance workers.
Gary Smith had worked solely for Pimlico Plumbers for six years.
Despite being VAT-registered and paying self-employed tax, he was entitled to workers' rights, the court ruled.
The ruling will be closely read by others with similar disputes, many of whom work for firms in the so-called "gig" economy such as Uber drivers.
Mr Smith, from Kent, began his battle with Pimlico Plumbers when he wanted to reduce his hours following a heart attack in... read more

 
13 June 2018 in Business, Views: 50
Source: BBC
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