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Uber Loses Major Appeal In U.K. On Driver Labor Status

Posted on December 19, 2018
The U.K. Court of Appeals backs 2016 decision that driving for Uber qualifies as wage labor, not self-employed contract work. (Pexels.com photo)

The U.K. Court of Appeals backs 2016 decision that driving for Uber qualifies as wage labor, not self-employed contract work. (Pexels.com photo)

Uber lost an appeal against a landmark 2016 ruling that the ride-hailing firm should treat its U.K. drivers as workers entitled to benefits like a minimum wage and holiday pay.

The Dec. 19 ruling will be seen as a significant challenge for the so-called gig economy, where people work for companies on a freelance basis without fixed contracts.

CNBC.com article here

Related Topics: driver pay, employee issues, labor laws, legal issues, TNCs, Uber, United Kingdom

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 7 months ago

    Dec 17 british female embassy employee murdered in lebanon by her uber driver with extensive criminal history!!!!!! This is as bad as it gets for a taxi app to completely ignore safety for customers.... since 2009 they have done what they pleased how they pleased.. educate the officials involved and simply make them pay $$$$$$$

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