ADAPT Researcher Highlights Impact of Irish Supreme Court Ruling on Gig Economy

08 July 2024

Marta Lasek-Markey, a postdoctoral researcher at the ADAPT Centre (Trinity College Dublin), has published an insightful article in Sage Journals that examines a pivotal Irish Supreme Court decision regarding the employment status of delivery drivers and its broader implications for the gig economy across Europe.

She highlights the October 2023 case wherein the Irish Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgement in the case of The Revenue Commissioners v Karshan Midlands t/a Domino’s Pizza. This ruling follows notable decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Yodel and the UK Supreme Court in Uber v Aslam, contributing significantly to the ongoing debate about the employment status of gig workers—a topic that has engaged courts in both common and civil law jurisdictions across Europe.

Lasek-Markey’s article sheds light on the complexities and evolving nature of employment law in the gig economy, emphasising the need for more definitive legal frameworks to protect workers’ rights and ensure fair treatment in an increasingly digital and platform-driven job market.

Access the full paper here.