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UK Rules Uber Drivers Entitled To Workers' Rights

Posted on October 28, 2016

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A landmark UK ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers could have major knock-on effects for almost half a million nominally self-employed Brits.

On Oct. 28, a London employment tribunal ruled people who drive for Uber are workers, not self-employed — and entitled to benefits like sick pay and the minimum wage.

Uber has always maintained its drivers are independent contractors, and it's just a tech platform connecting riders and drivers — so the ruling could have huge implications for it and its 40,000-strong UK driver fleet.

Business Insider article here

Related Topics: employee vs independent contractor, independent contractor issues, lawsuits, TNCs, Uber, United Kingdom, workers’ comp

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