United Kingdom - Court action and negotiations at Deliveroo - June 30, 2018

A group of 50 Deliveroo couriers reached a settlement with the company on a six-figure claim sum from the takeaway delivery firm in a dispute over employment rights. The riders were represented by the law firm Leigh Day. They argued that they had been unlawfully denied rights, including the legal minimum wage and paid holiday, after being labelled self-employed contractors. Earlier this month, the Independent Workers Union has been given the greenlight for a high court challenge over the employment rights of the Deliveroo riders. The IWGB wants the court to overturn a ruling that confirmed the self-employed status of those working for the delivery firm. Furthermore, the union sees it as problem that the riders, as independent contractors, are denied basic employment rights including a guaranteed minimum wage and holiday pay.

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