Food delivery company Foodora facing “unquestionably significant” legal action over alleged sham contracting

SmartCompany, June 13, 2018

Yesterday the FWO filed legal action against Foodora in the Federal Court in relation to the engagement of two bike delivery riders in Melbourne, and one car delivery driver in Sydney.

The ombudsman alleges that upon engaging the workers in 2015, Foodora fell foul of sham contracting laws by misrepresenting the workers as independent contractors, rather than employees of the company.