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Uber sued for ‘automated’ dismissals

In the first legal challenge of its kind, former Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal are suing the taxi-hailing...

Most firms support tighter employment laws, poll finds

27 Oct 2020

Almost two-thirds (64%) of businesses would support tightening employment laws to prevent worker exploitation.
This is according to a poll...

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University workers’ job fears over Covid-19 exposure

28 Sep 2020

Academic staff on precarious contracts fear they could lose their jobs if they refuse to teach at university face to face.

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Uber and Lyft granted reprieve in California employment row

19 Aug 2020

Gig economy firms continue to fight legislation forcing them to treat their drivers as employees.

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CitySprint loses third worker status case

5 Aug 2020

The IWGB is calling on government to better enforce employment status laws after the union took CitySprint to tribunal three...

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Contractor loses sexual discrimination case against HSBC

30 Jul 2020

A worker who claimed she was forced out of her role at HSBC after having an affair with a superior...

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‘Alarm’ over gaps in worker support goes unheeded say MPs

29 Jul 2020

Repeatedly raised concerns over gaps in support for workers and businesses during the coronavirus crisis continue to go unheeded, a...

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Supreme Court to make final Uber ruling

20 Jul 2020

Four years in the making – final decision on the employment status of Uber drivers will have huge ramifications for the gig economy.

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Hairdresser was an employee and not self-employed, finds tribunal

20 Jul 2020

'Landmark case' could have major ramification across hairdressing, beauty and other sectors where self employed contracts are used.

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We cannot delay IR35 reforms any further, government says

16 Jul 2020

There should be no further delay in addressing the long-standing ‘unfairness’ of contractors paying less tax than employees in situations...

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IR35 changes will go ahead in April 2021

2 Jul 2020

The changes to off-payroll working rules in the private sector, known as IR35, will go ahead in April 2021 after...

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CIPD Festival of Work: Not all gig economy work is bad

15 Jun 2020

Drawing narrow comparisons between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ types of work does nothing to help precarious workers, according to a panel...

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Second support grant available for self-employed workers

1 Jun 2020

The government will offer self-employed workers a second and final grant in August, it has been confirmed.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak...

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California sues Uber and Lyft over driver benefits

6 May 2020

The state of California is suing the ride-hailing technology companies Uber and Lyft for failing to provide benefits and protections...

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European court issues worker status clarification in Yodel case

1 May 2020

The European Court of Justice has provided some clarification around how ‘worker’ status is defined under EU law, but has...

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