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The European Parliament’s position on the Platform Work Directive would create unprecedented legal uncertainty and risks capturing almost 30 million platform workers in a radical and unwanted change

Delivery Platforms Europe has commissioned a legal assessment of the European Parliament report on the European Commission proposal for a Platform Work Directive. Benoit Le Bret, a partner at the Gide Loyrette Nouel Law Firm in Brussels assesses that the text adopted by the Committee for Employment ( EMPL) of the European Parliament ignores all basic principles of EU and national case law regarding the definition of independent workers vs employees. The position also goes against the wishes of tens of thousands self-employed platform workers (Copenhagen Economics 2021).

Full legal assessment