IWGB granted permission to proceed with Deliveroo Challenge
A High Court Judge granted the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) permission to proceed with Deliveroo Challenge
On the 15th June a High Court Judge overturned a previous High Court Judge’s decision and granted permission for the IWGB to proceed with a judicial review of a decision that confirmed Deliveroo riders were self-employed, as the company had said.
Mr Jason Moyer-Lee, general secretary of IWGB, said the case was not just about an employment issue but a “matter of fundamental human rights”. He added: “Deliveroo should take a serious look at itself and ask itself whether it really wants to save a bit of money at the expense of the Human Rights of the individuals who make their business a success”
Simon McVicker, director of policy at the Association of Independent Professionals, said: “The fact that this decision comes only months after the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) ruled in favour of Deliveroo emphasises the uncertainty and makes the need for a statutory definition of self-employment crystal clear”.