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EHRC Spotlight: challenging the gig economy after Pimlico
January 14, 2019 @ 17:30 - 19:30
“If you wear the uniform, if you drive the branded vehicle, if you only work for one business, you are employed. That means you are entitled to the appropriate protections and adjustments which go with the job, to enable you to work safely and productively. Thousands of workers like Gary Smith could now find themselves with the added security of benefits like sick pay and holiday pay.” Rebecca Hilsenrath, EHRC CEO, Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in this case means that thousands of workers in gig economy could now find themselves with the added security of benefits like sick pay and holiday pay
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has partnered with Cloisters Chambers to bring you an event about this landmark decision. This will examine not only the ruling itself, but its implications for discrimination. Lawyers involved in the case will discuss the key principles that can be drawn from the ruling, and how the case has potential to help tackle inequality through future litigation and campaign work. There will also be the opportunity to share ideas and develop strategies for making the most of this important case.
Chair: Elizabeth Prochaska, Legal Director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Karon Monaghan QC (Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission who represented Mr. Smith)
Jason Galbraith-Marten QC (Cloisters Chambers)