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2020/43 ECJ clarifies ‘worker’ status under EU law in gig economy ruling (UK)

Keywords Employment Status
Authors Colin Leckey
Author's information

383116 Colin Leckey
Colin Leckey is a Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP.
  • Abstract

      The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that, while it is for national courts to make decisions about employment status, a courier working for Yodel in the UK appeared to have been correctly classified as self-employed, given the latitude he had over accepting jobs, working for competitors, providing substitutes and deciding his work schedule. The crucial factors were independence and subordination.

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