Worker status for Uber Drivers

The Employment Tribunal has today ruled that two Uber drives are ‘workers’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996. Two drivers have argued that Uber was unlawfully failing to provide drivers with basic employment rights. The drivers claim that they are not self employed and argue they are in fact workers which entitles them to certain employment rights. Uber argued that its drivers are self employed and that they can chose where and when they drive and are therefore independent contractors or self employed. The decision of the…

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