13 July 2018 | Comment | Article by Elinor Jones
Hermes couriers found to be workers
In what has been described as a “landmark” tribunal ruling, a group of 65 Hermes couriers have won their case on worker status. The tribunal found that the couriers were not independent contractors, which Hermes argued, but instead were workers, and therefore entitled to rights such as the national living wage and holiday pay.
This is yet another example of the many tribunal cases around at the moment on the topic of employment status. Hermes will not be the last major company to face challenges of this nature.
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