Spain : The high Court of Justice of Aragon confirms 57 Deliveroo riders are workers

The High Court of Justice of Aragon dismissed Deliveroo’s appeal against a ruling by a Saragoza Court of 27 April 2020 and confirmed that 57 riders who worked through Deliveroo over the period between February and November 2017 were workers (“trabajadores por cuenta ajena”). The ruling followed criteria established by the Supreme Court. Among the reasons for the ruling, the High Court observed that riders did not participate in the organisation of the delivery activities, nor in any managerial task such as, for example, the selection of restaurants and clients. The High Court added that the service offered by Deliveroo is so complex as to be completely beyond the decisional power of any rider. The High Court concluded that riders were not exposed to the risks nor to the profits that characterise entrepreneurial or freelancers activities.

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