Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith

Employment – 'Worker'. In an employment dispute arising from the termination of the contract between the first appellant plumbing company and the respondent plumbing and heating engineer, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, correctly upheld the Employment Tribunal's decision that, among other things, the respondent had been a worker within the meaning of s 230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. Accordingly, the Supreme Court, refused the appellants' appeal.

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