Foodora rider claims unfair dismissal

Foodora rider Josh Klooger is claiming unfair dismissal.

Delivery rider Josh Klooger told the Fair Work Commission on July 3 that he deserves rights and protections, after Foodora sacked him earlier this year when he challenged their low rates and poor conditions.

The hearing is the first involving an unfair dismissal of a worker in the gig economy.

Ahead of the hearing, Klooger said: “Riders deserve fair rates, superannuation and protections when they are sick and injured on the job.

"We deserve the right to be able to challenge unfair sackings and speak out about the way we are treated.

“I spoke out because Foodora was slashing rates for new riders and ended up losing my job.

"Today I’m standing up to say that’s not fair and riders deserve better.”