The position of workers in the on-demand economy: The need for increased protection

Aneta Tyc


In this paper, the author focuses her attention on the situation of workers in the on-demand economy. Firstly, she deals with problems of terminological nature. Secondly, she presents the justification for protection for some categories of workers. Thirdly, the analysis of the status of on-demand workers is conducted from different points of view: proposal to introduce the intermediate category between employee and independent contractor, proposal to introduce an employment relationship as the default classification, a functional concept of the employer, the judgment of Employment Tribunal (London) in Aslam and Farrar and others, and A European agenda for the collaborative economy. Finally, the author considers the usefulness (in the on-demand economy) of some of the instruments introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016.

Słowa kluczowe: gig economy, on-demand economy, “cybertariat”, precariousness of work, the status of ondemand workers, the General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016 , rynek umów krótkoterminowych, gospodarka na żądanie, niepewność pracy, status pracowników na żądanie, ogólne rozporządzenie o ochronie danych z dnia 27 kwietnia 2016 r.

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