Plumber granted employment rights under ERA 1996


Re: Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Anor v Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51

The appeal concerned the decision of an employment tribunal to hold that the respondent was a worker under the Employment Rights Act 1996, s 230(3)(b), and the Working Time Regulations 1998, reg 2(1). Also, the question arose as to whether his situation fell within the definition of “employment” under the Equality Act 2010, s 83(2)(a) when he worked for the appellant. The appeal was dismissed.

Thomas Linden QC and Karon Monaghan QC were involved in this case.