Addison Lee has been refused permission to appeal a landmark worker rights case brought by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and bicycle courier Chris Gascoigne, marking the first time a court has denied a gig economy company the right to appeal an employment rights decision.
Hundreds of couriers are now set for full employment rights after a court told Addison Lee it could not appeal an employment tribunal decison. The case was brought by courier Chris Gascoigne and the International Workers of Great Britain union.
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Addison Lee has been denied permission to appeal against the ruling that its drivers are workers and not self-employed.
It is the first time that a gig economy organisation has been refused the opportunity to appeal against a workers’ rights decision.
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