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Foster carer to bring tribunal claim over workers’ rights

An employment tribunal claim is today being lodged on behalf of a foster carer, arguing that she is a worker and entitled to rights such as holiday pay.

Trade union the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which is filing the claim on behalf of foster carer Sarah Anderson against Hampshire County Council, believes that, if successful, the case could open the doors for thousands of similar claims by foster carers.

Although foster carers in the UK are paid by local councils, agencies or charities to look after children, they are not currently classified as either workers or employees.

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December 13, 2017

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