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Uber loses landmark Employment Tribunal case on worker status

The London Employment Tribunal recently decided that drivers working for the taxi hailing app Uber fell fully within the definition of a ‘worker’ for purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996. They dismissed as ‘faintly ridiculous’ Uber’s assertion that the drivers were self-employed contractors. UK employment law provides for different levels of protection, depending on […]

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Commercial Agents – is the grass really greener?

Depending on which newspaper you read: the average British employer is forced to negotiate a legislative employment battlefield strewn with deadly land-mines laid by faceless, bureaucrats from Brussels (aka the European Parliament) or, by contrast even in 2015 the industrial landscape echoes to the values and habits of Victorian mill owners who force employees to […]

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