Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed

Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed

Employment tribunal ruling states company must also pay national living wage with far-reaching implications for the gig economy

Drivers for Uber have won a landmark case after employment tribunal judges ruled that they were not self-employed and should be paid the national living wage.

The case could open up the technology firm to claims from all of its 40,000 drivers in the UK, and force other companies in the so-called gig economy to review the way that they are employing staff. It is likely that the firm will appeal against the finding.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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