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Guidance on employment status: does the Supreme Court’s decision in Pimlico Plumbers spell the end for self-employed contractors?

Guidance on employment status: does the Supreme Court’s decision in Pimlico Plumbers spell the end for self-employed contractors?

You could certainly be forgiven for thinking so. The trusty old role of independent contractor has fallen like dominos in a raft of cases – Uber, Addison Lee, Deliveroo… And now in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith the Supreme Court has upheld the decision of all the courts before it that Mr Smith is a worker and not self-employed.

Constructive dismissal - really the last straw?

Constructive dismissal - really the last straw?

Sometimes a case report pops up in my inbox which prompts me to take a step back and think about that area of law in a wider context, and occasionally reflect on the style of advice I might give on it. One such case in the last couple of weeks is the Court of Appeal’s distillation of the principles of the ‘last straw’ doctrine in constructive dismissal in Kaur v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust . 

Half term is over. What did I miss?

Half term is over. What did I miss?

If you were away over half term, or just enjoying the (blink and you miss it) sunshine we had, you may not have noticed the employment stories of the week. So here is a quick update to get you back on track.

Teacher dismissed for showing a certificate 18 horror film to 15 year olds has disability finding upheld

Teacher dismissed for showing a certificate 18 horror film to 15 year olds has disability finding upheld

No doubt some of the headlines will be attention-grabbing. A Head of English who was dismissed having shown the horror film “Halloween” (certificate 18) to a class of 15 years olds and who claimed that he did so because of stress has won his disability case in the Court of Appeal, apparently resulting in a large six-figure pay-out.

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