Category: Worker status

A Missed Opportunity of a Unified test for Employment Status – Hugh Collins

Over the summer the government is contemplating what it should do about the thorniest issue in employment law: employment status. The concept of ‘employment status’ refers to the type of contractual arrangement that a worker […]

Foster parents and fundamental labour rights – Alan Bogg

The work of parenting is a labour of love. There is no work that is harder and there is no work that is more rewarding. How many parents have reflected upon this at 3 a.m., […]

Pimlico Plumbers: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Substitution Clauses? Michael Ford

It has become an orthodoxy in employment law that an employment contract requires personal service, which a valid substitution clause can defeat. The same approach has been read across to ‘worker’ status, where the various […]