Johnson v Transopco UK Ltd [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 6
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Flexible Working
Issues covered: Employment Status; Gig Economy

The claimant is a black cab taxi driver in London.   He has been in this position since 2014.  In 2017 the claimant registered on the respondent’s ‘Mytaxi’ app.  Between April 2017 and April 2018 he completed 282 trips through the app and earned £4,560.48.   Aside from that he continued to work as a taxi driver on his own account and earned c. £30,000 through those other sources.   The claimant brought a claim seeking worker status under Section 230 of the Employment Rights Act 1996. 

The Tribunal examined the relationship between the claimant and the respondent.   It was found that there was a contract between the two and

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This article is correct at 27/01/2022

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