In what must surely be the last development in a very busy week on the gig economy, the Court of Appeal yesterday delivered its judgment on the status of cab drivers.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Court decided by a majority that the drivers held “worker” status and were not genuinely self-employed. The reasoning closely follows that seen in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in this and a number of other cases. So far, so predictable. However, the decision does have very interesting features demonstrating that we have by no means reached a position of certainty when the question of status arises.