Gig Economics: Reality of the Situation is Key, Even in a Post-Fact World

A plumber who signed an agreement with his company suggesting that he was self-employed, was in fact entitled to rights as a ‘worker’, according to the Court of Appeal in Pimlico PlumbersLtd and another v Smith.  The judgment has important implications for employers that claim their workers undertake services on a self-employed basis and that they effectively run their own businesses.