Can a Deliveroo deliverer claim worker protection?

The case is about whether a Deliveroo deliverer should be regarded as a contractor or as an employee. An important issue, because an employee enjoys much more protection than a contractor. For example, an employee is entitled to protection from dismissal, to continued payment of wages in the event of illness and unemployment benefits. All this does not apply to a contractor.

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Reintegration challenges during COVID-19

The Gatekeeper Improvement Act requires you to reintegrate an employee who is incapacitated for work due to illness. COVID-19 does not alter this, however it may cause you to face certain challenges during the reintgration process. For instance, how to reintegrate a sick employee when your business is closed as a result of governmental COVID-19 measures, such is the case in the hospitality industry? Particularily taking in mind that UWV can impose a wage sanction if UWV would deem the reintgration efforts as insufficiently after two years of illness.

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