- Driving forward workers’ rights—Uber drivers prevail in holiday pay ruling
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- Who are the claimants in this case and what specific claims did they bring against Uber in the employment tribunal?
- What were the key arguments run by the claimants in relation to their status as workers?
- What were the key arguments run by Uber to say that the claimants are self-employed?
- What were the employment tribunal's findings on the employment status of the claimants? Which factors did the tribunal refer to when reaching this decision?
- What remedies, if any, did the employment tribunal order?
- How significant is this employment tribunal decision? Which sectors or industries are most likely to be affected by it, and what should lawyers be advising clients in response?
Employment analysis: Courts and politicians alike are giving increasingly short shrift to the idea that the taxi app, Uber, is a technology company and not a transport company. With ramifications now likely across the ‘gig’ economy, and retrospective pay not improbable at Uber, Annie Powell of Leigh Day explains a preliminary hearing in which it was adjudged that Uber’s drivers are workers after all.
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