Hermes faces legal fight with some drivers over worker rights
In latest gig economy case, eight couriers act after being forced to declare as self-employed
The delivery company Hermes faces a legal battle with a group of its own drivers today, in the latest case promising to have major ramifications on labour rights in the growing gig economy.
The move follows similar recent hearings on how companies, including the ride-hailing firm Uber, engage gig economy workers, so-called because employees are paid in return for the “gigs” they perform.
Source: Guardian Transport