Hot on the heels of the ‘Uber’ Tribunal decision on the worker status of taxi drivers, an Employment Tribunal has found that a Citysprint cycle courier is a worker and not, as Citysprint had argued, an independent self-employed contractor.

The decision bears many similarities to the recent Uber case and means that the courier who brought the claim (and potentially the 3,200 other Citysprint couriers working in the UK) will be entitled to receive holiday pay and other ‘worker benefits’ such as national minimum wage and the right to be enrolled into a pension with minimum employer contributions. It also opens up potential for claims for back-payment of holiday pay and underpaid wages.

Citysprint have said they will be reviewing the decision and it may well appeal…