The Supreme Court has decided that a plumber who brought a case against his former employer, Pimlico Plumbers, was in fact a "worker" and should therefore be entitled to holiday pay and other basic workers' rights.
Jeremy Coy appears in Personnel Today saying, "The judgment of the UK’s highest court underlines the point that simply labelling workers 'self-employed' does not guarantee the corresponding legal status. The nature of the relationship and the degree of bargaining power and obligation between the parties is crucial in determining workers' rights."
Pimlico Plumbers worker wins Supreme Court battle is available to read on the Personnel Today website.
Jeremy is an associate solicitor in the employment team. Jeremy advises employers and employees on a breadth of employment law issues such as disciplinary matters, grievances, redundancy, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and Employment Tribunal Litigation.