Springhouse Solicitors

Latest case on worker status: Excel Cycle Couriers

We report on the latest case where a major user of so called freelance staff has been caught out.

Background

Courier companies are currently the focus of attention when it comes to employment/worker status. City Sprint has been decided in favour of the workers. eCourier and Addison Leigh are next in line. Deliveroo is also facing an employment status challenge.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this case, against Excel Cycle Couriers, case went in favour of the workers, holding that they were indeed workers and therefore entitled to holidays etc.

Expect this decision to be appealed.

Implications

Each case will be fact specific, but this one was decided on the following factors: