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In many cases worker status is much simpler than it's pretended to be by some. V. low chance the SC will overturn the CA. The core issue here, as with Uber, is whose business and customers was Smith working for? He wasn't a sole trader plumber finding and billing his own customers. He was part of PP. This dispute only arose because they terminated his contract, when, following a heart attack, he asked for a reduction in hours (as I recall). Good legal and risk management advice always highlights avoid creating an unnecessary self-inflicted problem for yourself. Although ironically, by what appears to be their mishandling of his unfortunate health situation, this litigation will help widen awareness for business and workers.

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