Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

In a dispute between the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) against the food delivery company Deliveroo, a Dutch court ruled on 15 January 2019 that Deliveroo riders should not be classified as ‘solo-self-employed' and have a right...

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, an Amsterdam court ruled on the two lawsuits filed by union FNV against meal delivery firmDeliveroo. In both cases the court granted the claims of the FNV.

On 9 November 2017, the court of appeal in Paris rejected the case brought by Mr. Y Z. against Deliveroo France, and held that Mr. Y.Z. was not bound to Deliveroo by an employment contract. The official platform outfit is not a...

On 7 April 2018, the Employment Tribunal of Turin rejected a claim from six riders of the food delivery platform Foodora who asked to be reclassified as employees. the riders argued that they had been disconnected from the platform as a...

On 11 April 2018, the district court of Pennsylvania granted summary judgement on the matter of whether drivers for UberBlack are independent contractors or employees. The plaintiffs brought individual and representative claims against...

On 28 October 2016, the London-based Employment Tribunal found that under the Uber business model, two drivers were workers, not self-employed contractors, and were therefore entitled to national minimum wage and paid holiday.

The Tribunal judges that the claimant (Ms. M. Dewhurst) was a worker of Cityspring and that it unlawfully failed to pay her for two days' holiday.

In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others [2018] IRLR 97 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that Uber drivers are 'workers' for the purposes of statutory employment rights. In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal was...