Gig economy – Spanish court declares Glovo riders are employees

On 27 November 2020, the High Court of Justice in Spain ruled that riders of Glovo are employees and not self-employed. The Spanish Court changed its previous criteria after ruling in September 2019 that Glovo Riders were self-employed. It has again raised the issue of the ambiguous employment status of platform workers. This article discusses the implications from this case for Ireland and the potential challenges for the Irish government.

Grogan R. (2020), ‘Gig economy – Spanish court declares Glovo riders are employees’, Richard Grogan and Associates (RGA), 7 Jan.


  • Article
  • Ireland, Spain
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Glovo
  • employment status, taxation
  • English
  • RGA (Richard Grogan and Associates)
  • 2020
  • Open access
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