In what may be a landmark case, foster carer Sarah Anderson fights for foster carers to receive "worker status" in an attempt to secure workers rights and protection. It will be interesting to see what approach the court takes, in an area of law which is already complex and the subject of much dispute.
Sarah Anderson is used by Hampshire County Council but does not have the rights of a "worker", such as holiday pay or discrimination protection. In what could be a landmark case, she will fight to have foster carers classified so they will be entitled to the same benefits. The council says the law is clear and foster carers are not "workers".