Even if you haven’t heard of Uber, or CitySprint, it is possible that recent employment tribunal cases they have lost might affect your own domestic/household staffing situation.
We at The Graham Agency are aware that some people employ staff on a job-by-job but very regular basis and with certain contract conditions, looking to save the cost of employing staff on a full-time basis.
Well, the times they are a-changing. A recent Employment Tribunal found in favour of a CitySprint employee in that the person has to be classed as a worker, rather than self-employed and entitled to rights including holiday pay, sick pay and the National Living Wage.
Similar claims against several other companies are due to come before Employment Tribunals in the near future.
CitySprint Employment Tribunal, judge, Joanna Wade, described the company’s contractual arrangements as “contorted”, “indecipherable” and “window-dressing”.
The government has commissioned an independent review of modern working practices and it is due to report in the spring.
At The Graham Agency we only provide staff for domestic and household positions on the basis of full worker status with all that entails.