Date
23 November 2021

Tag

Active

Country
Germany Germany
Geographical scope
Cross-border
Type
  • Type

    Working conditions

    Legal

Description

In November 2021, the Federal Court in Erfurt decided that food delivery couriers have to be provided with work equipment (including an adequate bike and a smartphone) by their employer. Previously, Lieferando riders only received a small compensation (a credit of €0,25 Cent per hour worked that could only be used with designated companies) for using their own equipment. The case was issued by a courier supported by the trade union for food and restaurant workers (Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten, NGG) and brought forward at the Hessian Regional Labour Court in March. After the regional court’s decision in favour of the worker, it was appealed by Lieferando. The Federal Court, however, confirmed the ruling.


Additional metadata

Keywords
working conditions
Actors
Platform, Individual worker, Employee organisation
Sector
Transportation and storage
Platforms
Lieferando

Sources

Citation

Eurofound (2021), Court judgement on working conditions (Lieferando) (Court ruling), Record number 2421, Platform Economy Database, Dublin, https://apps.eurofound.europa.eu/platformeconomydb/court-judgement-on-working-conditions-lieferando-105708.