DELIVEROO has been accused of failing to protect the public by not performing criminal background checks or food safety training for ‘substitute riders’.
The takeaway delivery company has a strict vetting process for its own riders. However these riders are then allowed to take on ‘substitutes’ to do deliveries – and Deliveroo does not check who they are.
The revelation came out during an ongoing employment tribunal against Deliveroo. The company is currently embroiled in a rights row over the status of its riders.
Campaigners have expressed disbelief at Deliveroo’s lack of checks. During the tribunal John Hendy QC, who is representing the IWGB trade union, said the lack of security checks was “unreal”.
He said: “This person has access to flats or apartment numbers… your substitute rider Mr X could be a convicted rapist or paedophile.” FULL ARTICLE