Court judgement on employment status (Glovo)

In November 2020, the Court of Palermo ruled that the Spanish delivery platform Glovo had to classify its couriers as full-time employees. A courier had taken the case to court with the help of a local branch of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) to denounce Glovo for deactivating his account. As a result, Glovo was urged to pay the courier per hour instead of on a per-delivery-basis. 

Further information: 

Italy : The Court of Parlemo classifies a Glovo rider as employee - Digital Platform Observatory 


  • Initiative
  • Arbitration
  • Italy
  • Employee organisation, Platform, Worker
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Glovo
  • employment status
  • 2022
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