GCJ case - SJSO 2892/2019

A group of Deliveroo riders in Valencia, Spain sued Deliveroo for misclassifying them as self-employed workers. On 10 June 2019, the Valencia court ruled that Deliveroo wrongly hired 97 riders as self-employed contractors instead of as regular workers, which cost less for the firm. The court agreed that the riders were in fact employees, arguing that they communicated with Deliveroo via a mobile app and had to follow the company's orders. The Valencia court ruling is not final as the company could appeal the ruling.


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GCJ case - SJSO 2892/2019
GCJ (2019), ‘Jurisprudence, Roj: SJSO 2892/2019 - ECLI: ES: JSO: 2019: 2892’, The General Council of the Judiciary, Valencia, Resolution No. 197/2019.


  • Court ruling
  • Spain
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Deliveroo
  • autonomy and control, employment status
  • Spanish
  • GCJ (the General Council of the Judiciary)
  • 2019
  • Open access
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