The Supreme Court has held that a former equity partner of a law firm incorporated as a limited liability partnership (LLP) was clearly a worker and therefore eligible to bring a whistleblowing claim against the LLP.
As a result of this decision, LLP members will become entitled to a range of other statutory rights which are available to workers, but not the genuinely self-employed. These include the right to paid annual leave, limits on working time and protection from less favourable treatment if they work part-time. This significant judgment extends protection to many thousands of members of firms, often those working in heavily regulated industries such as law, accountancy and financial services.
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