From the Financial Times' flagship blog, FT Alphaville:
In case you missed it, FT Alphaville spent some time working as a Deliveroo takeaway-food dispatcher late last year investigating worker conditions in the gig economy as well as the legal status of employment contracts. What we discovered was that Deliveroo operates a highly centralised dispatch system, imposes mandatory shifts upon workers, offers little in the way of minimum wage guarantees and requires workers to absorb all associated operating costs. The resulting video can be seen here...And speaking of food, Tarbell, party of four?
...We bring this up because on Monday employment specialist law firm Leigh Day, which won a landmark employment tribunal case against Uber in October that could set a significant precedent for gig economy business models, announced it will be advising Deliveroo riders...MORE
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