UK Court Confirms Uber Drivers are 'Workers'

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 20 November 2017
Ciara O'Kennedy
LK Shields

Uber BV, Uber London Limited and Uber Britannia Limited v Aslam & Others, UKEAT/0056/17/DA

In a recent UK decision, the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an Employment Tribunal (Tribunal) determination that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ rather than self-employed contractors for the purposes of UK employment rights, working time, and minimum wage legislation.

Background

A number of Uber drivers issued claims against Uber for failure to pay the minimum wage or provide them with paid leave or appropriate rest breaks in accordance with working time legislation.  The Tribunal

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This article is correct at 20/11/2017
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Ciara O'Kennedy
LK Shields

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