Uber, Deliveroo, Hermes...

The list goes on in terms of those cases which have been in the spotlight of wanting to have their employee/worker status recognised.

As opposed to the self-employed or contractors, workers enjoy rights such as National Minimum Wage, paid holiday, protection from less favourable treatment if they're part time and statutory sick pay.

So what is interesting is that the less well-publicised case is that of Gilham v Ministry of Justice currently being heard in the Court of Appeal.

This case concerns District Judge Gilham who seeks worker status, not so that she can enjoy national minimum wage, but from whistleblower legislation. Such legislation protects workers against detrimental treatment in the event that they 'blow the whistle' on the organisation for whom they work.

It transpires that DJ Gilham had raised concerns to a senior Judge in or around 2013 about facilities at court and Judges' workloads. Following from this, she aleges that she was then bullied and subjected to undue stress. As a result, she has not been hearing cases since 2013.

Such a case (which is before Gloster LJ, Underhill LJ and Singh LJ this week) goes to show that worker rights are being fought for by all members of society in all manner of establishments.

Businesses, employers and organisations alike can benefit from and should obtain legal advice regarding their workers' rights and status in order to join the queue of growing cases.