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The High Court has held that EU directives require legal protection to extend to ‘workers’, not just employees, as regards not being disadvantaged for taking steps in response to danger, and in respect of PPE.

The decision is R (Independent Workers Union of Great Britain) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (bailii.org). The IWGB have reported that the government is not appealing it.

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