Deliveroo riders are self-employed, not workers, according to a UK ruling

November 14, 2017
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British food delivery startup Deliveroo has won an important legal victory in the UK over whether its delivery drivers are self-employed, or workers entitled to certain rights.
A UK tribunal ruled in Deliveroo’s favour, and against the IWGB union which represents Deliveroo riders and other gig economy workers.
The tribunal found that because Deliveroo riders can swap jobs with other people, they can’t be counted as “workers.”
Deliveroo argued that changing its riders’ employment status would make the job of food delivery less flexible, and less attractive.

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