One of the first claims to follow on from the ECJ's decision in King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd has been lodged in the Employment Tribunal. The ECJ decision opened the door to workers who had previously wrongly been classified as independent contractors to make significant holiday pay claims stretching back through their entire engagement with their "employer". The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain has now lodged a claim for £200,000 of unpaid holiday pay for 20 gig economy workers against courier firm CitySprint. It seems likely that a number of similar claims will be made over the coming months.
Also a brief a reminder of the consultation documents published along with the Government's response to the Taylor Review. In chronological order, in terms of when the consultations closed or closes, these are as follows:-
- Consultation on agency workers recommendations - this consultation closed on 9 May 2018
- Consultation on enforcement of employment rights recommendations - this consultation closes at 11.45pm on 16 May 2018
- Consultation on measures to increase transparency in the UK labour market - this consultation closes at 11.45pm on 23 May 2018
- Employment status consultation - this consultation closes at 11.45pm on 1 June 2018