ShareJanuary 11, 2019 The Turin Court of Appeal accepted for a substantial part the appeal of five former Foodora riders who asked for recognition of the subordination of the employment relationship.
At first instance, the petitions had been rejected in June. The judges sanctioned the applicants' right to have a sum calculated on the salary established for employees of the collective logistics-freight transport contract.
The Court of Appeal sanctioned the applicants' right to be paid, in relation to the period in which they collaborated with Foodora, sums of money calculated "on the basis of the indirect and deferred direct remuneration established for the employees of the fifth level of the collective transport logistics contract merci ", deducting what was already perceived at the time.
Instead, the request to recognize the existence of the discriminatory dismissal was rejected. The judges sentenced the company to refund part of the litigation costs, set at around 11 thousand euros for the first degree and 10,400 euros for the second.
Legal applicants: we were not crazy
"We can't help but be satisfied, the ruling shows that we weren't crazy when we said that these people had rights." This is the first comment of the lawyer Giulia Druette, one of the lawyers of the former Foodora bellboys, to the ruling of the Court of Appeal of Turin. "It is the confirmation - he adds - that rights exist".