Andrew Nugent Smith, Managing Director, comments in Business Leader in relation to Addison Lee and the latest gig economy ruling.
“This is the latest in a long line of decisions whereby the Courts have sought to protect the rights of gig economy workers. It demonstrates a growing acceptance that there is a lacuna in the law for this new type of service provider that needs to be addressed and that even the most flexible workers should be entitled to basic rights. It is unfortunate that the drivers in question had to fight for so long to assert their rights and one would hope that gig economy employers on the whole review their practices and revisit their offerings to people who should be classed as workers.”
Andrew’s comments were published in Business Leader, 28 April 2021, and can be found here.