In principle yes, according to the Court of Appeal in a claim brought by current and former employees over alleged sexual assaults by a doctor that Barclays Bank instructed to perform compulsory medical tests. [Trigger warning: refers to incidents of historic sexual assault].
Employers and Judges are confused over how the ‘right to work’ legislation – a key part of Theresa May’s hostile environment policy – actually works.
After 7 years of litigation, a plumber has won a legal battle over his employment status and has been recognised as a ‘worker’ entitled to a raft of basic employment rights. This Supreme Court case is the latest in a line of gig economy cases against large employers and holds significance for many in UK workplaces.
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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.
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.