Stuart Delivery Ltd v Augustine [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKEAT/0219/18/BA
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    A-Typical Working, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Employment Status; Worker; Right to Substitute

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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This article is correct at 16/12/2019
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