Uber faces court battle with drivers over employment status
Employment law’s ‘case of the year’ will assess claim by 19 drivers that they are not technically self-employed
Uber is facing a legal challenge from drivers who say that they should be recognised officially as workers at the company, as calls grow for new rights for the UK’s burgeoning army of self-employed individuals.
In a tribunal hearing described as “the case of the year in UK employment law”, lawyers working for a group of Uber drivers will argue that the terms and conditions of their work with the company mean that they are not technically self-employed and should be entitled to a range of benefits that they currently do not receive.
Source: Guardian Transport