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UK: Supreme Court rules that Uber drivers are workers, not independent contractors & are entitled to workers' rights

On 19 February 2021, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are "workers" and not independent contractors. This means that drivers are entitled to rights such as minimum wage and holiday pay. The Supreme Court agreed with the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal .

The full judgment is available here.

See the UK Supreme Court page with more information on the case and decisions here.

Related read: Our 2019 Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing on The Future of Work: Litigating Labour Relationships in the Gig Economy

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