In the latest in a long line of worker status claims emerging from the "gig economy" the EAT has upheld a decision which found that Addison Lee drivers were workers despite being labelled as independent contractors in documentation. In doing so the EAT confirmed that tribunals are entitled to use a "realistic and worldly wise" approach to determine employment status where it is alleged that the contract is not an accurate reflection of actual practice.  For a summary of the case and the key points to take away see Kevin Lau's article Employment Appeal Tribunal upholds decision that Addison Lee drivers were workers.