A recent Sunday Times investigation found that app-based food delivery companies allow couriers to let out their profiles, but often those who use them are vulnerable, undocumented migrants who are exploited.

Paul Jennings spoke with journalist Venetia Menzies about substitution clauses – the loophole which allows those working for app-based courier companies to allow someone else to use their account. Paul, who led the team that won the landmark Uber case concerning the employment rights of an estimated 45,000 drivers across London, said about the practice; “There really is only one reason why those clauses are inserted: it is in order to circumvent statutory protections.”

He also joined the team on the Stories of Our Times podcast to discuss the consequences of the substitution clauses that allow the misuse.

You can read the article here, and listen to the podcast here.