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Sharing Economy: Industrial Health and Safety

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 132959, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 applies to limb b workers.

Answered on

11 January 2021

Section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (protection from detriment in health and safety cases) currently applies to employees.

Following the High Court Judgment of 13th November 2021, work is underway to amend section 44(1)(d) and (e) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to extend the rights in these provisions to apply to all limb (b) workers as well as employees.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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