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Blow to gig economy as plumbing firm loses employment case at Supreme Court

Gary Smith will now be able to go ahead with an employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal against Pimlico Plumbers as a ‘worker’. The UK’s highest court has dealt a blow to the so-called gig econ... read more

Victory for gig economy workers after court rules against self-employed plumber

An appeal was rejected by five Supreme Court justices (Picture: PA) The UK’s highest court has dealt a blow to the so-called gig economy in ... Mr Smith, a plumbing and heating engineer, was one of 12... read more

Frances O’Grady: Unions are starting to win the battle against forced self-employment

The ruling against Pimlico Plumbers on Wednesday is significant – and should put exploitative bosses on notice. Plumbing and heating engineer Gary Smith worked ... to their job after having a baby. An... read more

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Supreme Court rules on true employment status of a contractor in Pimlico Plumbers case

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Pimlico Plumbers Ltd’s appeal and upheld the Employment Tribunal’s ruling that the Respondent – Mr Smith – a plumbing and heating engineer had ... part of t... read more


In test case for gig economy, UK court backs contractor

Former Pimlico Plumbers employee Gary Smith ... tribunal to sort out his unfair dismissal claim. The case lays bare the many questions that remain in the ongoing debate about independent contractors i... read more

Mike Rowe to Bernie Sanders: Stop Telling Everyone College Is The Only Thing

Rowe, whom Reason interviewed in December 2013 (see below), isn't against college, but he takes exception to ... I might suggest that we've gone around the bend a little bit," says TV personality Mike ... read more



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