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What are my rights after 3 years of collaboration?

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  • What are my rights after 3 years of collaboration?


    I've been employed by a major university institution in Scotland from 2002-2008 with regular full-time contract, until I've been made redundant (voluntary redundancy) in 2008. Since 2015 I've been collaborating with the same university, same people, same unit as an external collaborator (I'm sole trader since 2008) providing services on a regular basis, to the extent that, in the last 6 motnhs, I'm basically working full time for them.

    - Am I in the legal position, according to the employment laws, to demand a contract or compensation?

    - What are my rights towards them after 3 years of regular collaboration?

    I've plenty of emails, invoices, remittance advices and payments to prove the extent of the collaboration.

    Thank you
    Last edited by mario beato; 18th February 2018, 16:23:PM.
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    It's difficult to advise without sight of the contract or knowledge of how the work was performed....
    Employee/worker/contractor status is acknowledged to still be unclear by the Government so they are currently consulting with a view to making it clearer.

    However, if you've been effectively working full time for them for the last 6 months then, depending on the extent of control they've exercised over how the work is performed and some other matters, you may have some employment rights.

    These could include the right the paid holidays and some other rights that start from day one of employment.


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