Source: bbc.co.uk 06.01.
A London bicycle courier has won a case over employment rights in a ruling which could have major implications for the “gig economy”.
A tribunal has ruled 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.
It is the first of four legal challenges being taken against courier companies.
Last year, a tribunal ruled that drivers for Uber also should also be classed as workers rather than self-employed. Uber intends to appeal.