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Deliveroo changes courier contracts

Makbool Javaid
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Deliveroo has removed a clause banning its couriers from challenging their self-employed status at an employment tribunal after MPs launched an attack on the gig economy for “unintelligible” contracts. The Telegraph report that last month, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee launched an attack on the self-employment contracts of Uber, Deliveroo and Amazon, criticising both the wording of their contracts and a number of stipulations which the committee said deprived workers of their rights.  In the new contracts, which have been shortened to four pages, Deliveroo has removed a clause banning its couriers from challenging their self-employed status at an employment tribunal, clarifies that its freelance couriers do not have to wear branded Deliveroo clothing and can also work for other businesses. Later this month, Deliveroo will face an employment tribunal which will determine whether its couriers are workers or independent contractors.


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