Why plumber’s victory could change the way millions work | ITV News

The UK’s highest court has made a landmark decision over the employment status of a plumber.

Gary Smith, a plumbing and heating engineer, claimed that after suffering a heart attack in 2011 and trying to reduce his hours, he was unfairly dismissed.

A tribunal made a preliminary finding that he was a ‘worker’, despite being listed on company records as a ‘self employed operative’.

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