Employment Status

The Court of Appeal in Pimlico Plumbers v Gary Smith has upheld the decision that the plumbers are workers, not self-employed contractors, even though the plumber ¬†was self-employed for tax purposes. In a very fact sensitive judgment the Court confirmed: “This case puts a spotlight on a business model under which operatives are intended to appear to clients of the business as working for the business, but at the same time the business itself seeks to maintain that… there is a legal relationship of… independent contractor rather than employer and employee or worker.”

 

This is likely to be a leading case on employment status in future years.

 

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