Webinars by Practice Area
Employment Status – Employees, Workers and the Self-Employed
Recorded on: 25/05/2021
Employment status is a crucial area for the practitioner because it determines whether an individual is entitled to the various employment rights. There have been a number of important developments on this subject in the recent past. This webinar examines the legislative provisions, the various appellate cases, and the practical implications. It is of relevance to all those who advise employers or employees as to their rights and obligations.
The webinar deals with these questions:
- what is the difference between employees, workers and the self-employed?
- what is the position of agency workers, interns and volunteers
- do those on zero hours contracts have any rights?
- which rights depend upon which status?
- what is the relevance of the written contract? Is it the starting point in determining employment status as suggested in Autoclenz v Belcher? Or should we focus on the purpose of the legislation, as stated in Uber BV v Aslam?
- is the Uber case of relevance to employees, or only to worker status?
- what is the significance of the decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Deliveroo drivers?
- what status is required to confer protection from discrimination?>
- how important is the right of substitution and the criterion that service must be personal (Pimlico Plumbers v Smith)?
- how do the courts and tribunals interpret the need for mutuality of obligation?
- does the tax position of an individual determine their employment status?