Self-employed or worker? The latest developments in the gig economy row

The number of companies being held to account by their employees/contract workers is growing. First, Deliveroo and Uber were put through the legal mill and their workers gained a slew of rights and assurances. Now, courier and minicab giant Addison Lee is in the gig-economy spotlight, after its minicab drivers gained ‘worker’ status with all … Read more

Clamp down for employers who call a spade a shovel

Ride hailing app Uber has won attention for revolutionising the taxi business worldwide, but is now grabbing headlines for different reasons, following legal action by drivers claiming workers’ rights. The GMB Union brought the action on behalf of a group of Uber drivers, who are described as self-employed ‘partners’ by Uber.  The action argues that … Read more

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