Spain - Deliveroo rider is an employee - November 30, 2018

Food courier firm Deliveroo withdrew an appeal against a court ruling that had qualified a Deliveroo rider as an employee and not as a self-employed. In June 2018 the Valencia court ruled that Deliveroo was not allowed to dismiss rider Victor Sanchez in the way it did when it fired him for ‘lack of availability’. The court said that he should have been treated as an employee and not a self-employed contractor and said that the dismissal was inappropriate. Deliveroo filed an appeal against the Valencia Court’s ruling. However, the rider made the announcement that Deliveroo had withdrawn its appeal. This makes the decision definitive and Deliveroo must compensate Sanchez for unfair dismissal and repay him €700.

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