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Driving forward workers’ rights—Uber drivers prevail in holiday pay ruling

Published on: 07 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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