Stuart Delivery Ltd v Augustine Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionA-Typical Working, Pay and Conditions of Employment
This case involved a claimant who had signed up as a courier through a mobile app to work for the respondent company. This app allowed couriers to take on ‘ad hoc’ deliveries as well as ‘slot’ deliveries when they were committed to being in a particular zone at a particular time. The slot system was used by the company to ensure that it had a guaranteed pool of couriers when there was high demand. In terms of the slot work, there was a release notification that could be sent by the individual which would allow other couriers to accept the work on a first come, first served basis. However, this was contingent upon another courier accepting the work
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