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The Supreme Court has upheld lower decisions that the claimant was a ‘worker’, entitled to claim disability discrimination and paid holiday.

In Pimlico Plumbers v Smith the ’employer’ sought to argue a plumber was genuinely self-employed. The plumber was treated as such for tax purposes. However he had to wear the employer’s uniform, and drive a van with its logo.

The Supreme Court upheld lower decisions to the effect that the plumber was a ‘worker’ and entitled to certain employment rights, including under the Equality Act and Working Time Regulations.

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