Category: Employment law

2018 x 0.5 = 🎉

My review of what I’ve acheived in 2018 and what’s coming up over the next 6 months of legal training, education and practice.

Why the guy who delivered your gourmet burger is stuck on poverty wages 😥

Unlike other gig economy employers, Deliveroo does not currently have to pay National Minimum Wage, holiday pay or sick pay to its riders (or ‘Roos’). But that position may be set to change.

New ebook: Supporting Migrant Workers

Download your free employment and immigration law ebook, which includes a detailed guide to migrant workers’ rights, the gig economy and modern slavery claims.

Tribunal rejects Addison Lee’s challenge to cycle-courier’s pay claim

A cycle-courier with Addison Lee who was found by a Tribunal to be entitled to basic employment rights has had his claim upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, after it rejected the company’s arguments entirely.

#Windrush scandal deepens as Home Office issues guidance to employers on ‘right to work’ checks

Employers and employees affected by Windrush cases are unlikely to gain much assistance from the Home Office’s latest guidance on right to work checks for Commonwealth citizens.

New vlog: How many zeros?

The number of zero-hours contracts rose by about 100,000 in 2017 according to new figures. Where does this leave the government’s ‘good work’ scheme and the regulation of the #gigeconomy? Watch my new vlog discussing employment trends.

‘Shockingly’ underpaid domestic worker wins unfair dismissal claim

In a welcome judgment, the Court of Appeal has upheld the unfair dismissal claim of a domestic worker subjected to ‘shockingly’ bad treatment over a 4-year period.

My first case: a new vlog

Learn more about my journey into being a barrister, how I handled #myfirstcase, and my top tip for those of you starting out as UK lawyers in the profession.

Addison Lee drivers win claim for minimum wage and holiday pay

In the latest #gigeconomy legal dispute, the Employment Tribunal found drivers for private cab company Addison Lee were entitled to a raft of basic labour rights.

#UberAppeal: app argues its drivers aren’t ‘workers’ in latest gig economy legal battle

The controversial ride-hailing app is trying to overturn a judgment that would hand thousands of its drivers basic workers rights. Here’s what I learned live-tweeting on the morning of Day 1 of the appeal.