First German crowdworker sues over employment misclassification

January 20, 2020

Bavarian Labor Court rules in favor of platform In November 2019, the Bavarian Labour Court in Munich heard the first employment misclassification lawsuit in Germany brought by a crowdworker. The crowdworker, with legal support from IG Metall, claimed that the platform had incorrectly classified him as self-employed. He was, he said, in practice treated as an employee. On December 4, 2019, the Court ruled in favor of the platform. The ruling of the Court… Read More