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Deliveroo contract change a welcome step towards justice

12 May 2017

Reports that gig-economy company Deliveroo has removed a controversial clause from contracts with their delivery riders was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

The clause claimed to prevent Deliveroo riders from challenging their self-employed status at the employment tribunal, and required the rider to pay Deliveroo's costs if they did make a claim.

"Attempting to block people from enforcing their rights through the employment tribunal is just plain wrong," said Law Society president Robert Bourns.

"Our rights at work - whether as a contractor, a worker, or an employee – are not negotiable, they are the minimum standard that society expects of how we are treated in the workplace.

"We're glad that Deliveroo has bowed to pressure and removed this clause, recognising that everyone must be free to seek justice through the courts when they feel they have been wronged."

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