Employment Status

In Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd, the London Central Employment Tribunal has ruled that a bicycle courier was a ‘worker’ of the courier firm for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996, despite the contractual documents describing her as a self-employed contractor.


The case is a further example of a tribunal finding that a so-called ‘gig economy’ worker can claim employment protections, following the ruling in favour of Uber workers in October 2016.


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