An employer whose business model uses “gig staff” (presumed to be self-employed often) has told a committee of MP’s that if a worker takes them to Tribunal and wins, gaining rights to paid holiday and to the Living Wage, the employer would not roll out the rights to anyone else. Read More Read more>>
The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment on whether or not a sub-contractor was in fact a worker, or properly self-employed.
It is very important to note that this question is dealt with from an employment rights point of view, not a tax point of view. The reason it matters is that a self-employed contractor does not have entitlement to minimum wage, or paid holidays or to claim discrimination. A “WORKER” does have those rights.