Uber drivers win key employment tribunal case

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Uber drivers have won the right to be classed as workers rather than self-employed; meaning the drivers will be entitled to paid rest breaks, holiday pay and the national minimum wage; at an employment tribunal last week.

The legal action, alleged that Uber failed to ensure its drivers were paid the minimum wage or that they received the minimum amount of paid holiday. 

Uber has always maintained that its drivers are self-employed contractors rather than permanent employees, which means they are entitled to different benefits and has vowed to appeal against the ruling.

Employment lawyers and other businesses with similar employment models will be watching how this case unfolds thoughout the appeal process closey, as a successful claim against Uber could have wide ramifications for a range of workers in various industry sectors.

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