4 min read.Updated: 28 Dec 2021, 01:14 AM ISTTulsi Jayakumar
Platform firms should assess the damage that unfair terms of employment may cause their own prospects
The gig economy and its growing fault lines between gig employees and platform companies are in the news again, with 50 women “partners" of Urban Company’s (UC) salon and spa vertical protesting against policy changes that will come into effect from January. These, they claim, will affect their ability to earn and are therefore “unfair labour practices". The company, India’s largest home-services provider, has filed a lawsuit in Gurugram’s district court against the protests. The judgement in this case could have a bearing on the future of employment in India’s gig economy.