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Uber drivers entitled to workers’ rights after Supreme Court ruling

Tens of thousands of Uber drivers can now claim the right to be classed as workers after the Supreme Court handed down its judgment...

Uber claimed that drivers are ‘partners’ and so not entitled to the rights normally given to workers, such as paid holiday and the right to be paid at least the minimum wage.

However, the Supreme Court agreed with the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal that drivers are ‘workers’ rather than self-employed independent contractors...

The Supreme Court reiterated the level of control Uber has over its drivers, including setting fares, not informing drivers of the passenger’s destination until they have been picked up and using the ratings given to drivers by passengers as means of managing performance...

The case will now return to the Employment Tribunal which will decide how much compensation drivers are entitled to...

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