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The court ruling might affect other ‘self-employed’ drivers and couriers, too. Fight for your right to party (and rest from work)…
A bicycle courier has won an employment rights case in a ruling which could have implications for the “gig economy”.
A tribunal found that Maggie Dewhurst, a courier with logistics firm City Sprint, should be classed as a worker rather than self-employed.
As a worker, she would be entitled to basic rights including holiday and sick pay and the national living wage.
City Sprint said it was “disappointed” and will review the ruling “in detail”.
While Friday’s decision will only apply to Ms Dewhurst, it highlights the working practices of the so-called “gig economy”, where people are employed by companies on a job-by-job basis.
It is the first of four legal challenges being taken against courier companies, which include Addison Lee, Excel and E-Courier.
The case follows a…
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