The Daily Telegraph reported earlier this month that the Court of Appeal has refused minicab operator Addison Lee the chance to challenge a ruling that workers in its London courier arm are entitled to basic employment rights, like holiday pay.
It ruled in favour of courier Chris Gascoigne and said couriers should be able to claim some back-pay for holiday entitlement and pensions.
“This is the first time a court has denied a ‘gig economy’ company the right to appeal an employment rights decision and shows the courts taking a hard-line approach to companies that are trying to deny workers their basic employment rights,” said Joanna Alexiou, Senior Associate Solicitor in Johns & Saggar’s Employment team.
If you are in a similar position to those working in gig economy companies and would like some advice regarding your employment status, please contact Joanna on any employment law matters. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her direct on: 020 3490 1475.