In October 2016 the Employment Tribunal made a landmark ruling that Uber drivers were deemed to be “workers”. Workers are entitled to certain basic rights, such as the right to be paid the national minimum wage, entitlement to paid holidays, rest breaks and protection from discrimination.
Uber appealed the ET decision which now sits with the Court of Appeal. Uber maintains that it is merely an “agent” whose sole role is to connect drivers to passengers but the drivers “pick and Choose” their work.
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