Oxford University Tutors Not Self-Employed

Two Oxford University tutors, Rebecca Abrams and Alice Jolly, win their claim for employee status in an Employment Tribunal, prompting calls for a re-evaluation of employment practices in higher education. 15 years of frontline service Rebecca and Alice, each with over 15 years of teaching experience in the Masters in Creative Writing programme at the […]

Umbrella Worker Wins Unlawful Deductions Case

In a recent tribunal case an umbrella worker successfully claimed unlawful deductions, with the judge deciding that £29,885 was owed to the worker.  The case centres around the documentation the worker received at the start of the assignment, which included: contract of employment from the umbrella company that paid the worker; email from the recruitment […]

Systemic Abuse As Agency Repeatedly Underpays Workers

An investigation by the Observer has found that a recruitment agency supplying warehouse workers consistently underpaid them for work done, plus did not give their statutory holiday entitlement.  Mach Recruitment supplied the workers on zero-hours contracts to help process orders for PrettyLittleThing, Boohoo, The Very Group, Sainsbury’s and Currys. Arrogance of ignoring workers claims Shockingly, […]