Couriers carrying blood for NHS win full employment rights

The Doctors Laboratory concedes that some of its cyclists and drivers are employees

Couriers carrying emergency blood supplies for the NHS have won full employment rights in a first for the gig economy.

The Doctors Laboratory (TDL), a company that provides pathology services, had argued that all its cyclists, motorcyclists and van drivers were self-employed contractors with no employment rights beyond basic health and safety and anti-discrimination rules.

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