Plumber wins case to defend his workers rights

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Plumber wins case to defend his workers rights

Today a plumber has won an ongoing legal battle for his working rights at the Supreme Court.

The ruling could have huge ramifications for other self employed people whose working conditions may mean they should be classified as workers.

Gary Smith had been solely working for Pimlico Plumbers for a period of six years. Rebecca Hilsenrath - CEO of the Equlaity and Human Rights Commission, who funded the case, believes Gary's requests were about basic requirements. 

The court ruled that Gary was entitled to workers' rights despite being VAT-registered and paying self-employed tax.

But the Manager of Pimlico Plumbers believes it is a shame and will now cause massive problems for self employed people.

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