Uber has lost its appeal against a landmark gig economy ruling,
Stephen Moore, head of employment and partner at Ashfords LLP, discusses the recent Uber ruling that all drivers should be considered as workers.
Uber has lost a crucial legal battle in its attempt to hold onto its London licence in the UK after a tribunal upheld a ruling that the ride-hailing app must treat its drivers as “workers” with minimum wage rights rather than as self-employed.
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Uber president Jeff Jones has left the taxi-hailing firm Uber after less than six months in the job.
Employees of app-based taxi company Uber have won a groundbreaking case after employment tribunal judges ruled that they were not self-employed and should be paid the National Living Wage and be entitled to holiday pay.
Tens of thousands of Uber drivers in the UK could qualify for holiday and sick pay when an employment tribunal reconvenes in London today.
Uber will not be forced to adapt to a raft of new burdensome regulations that would have seriously damaged the firm’s ability to operate in London.
Over the summer it was reported that the GMB trade union was launching legal action against Uber over its treatment of drivers who are GMB members. It claims that drivers working for Uber are in fact “employees” or “workers” and not, as Uber asserts, self-employed “business partners”. If the employment tribunal agrees that the drivers are workers or employees then Uber will face substantial liabilities for failing to grant them basic rights under employment law.
A claim on behalf of GMB members working for the taxi hailing app Uber, will be issued tomorrow at the London Central Employment Tribunal on behalf of drivers who claim the ride sharing enterprise does not provide them with basic workers’ rights.
Over the last decade we have seen countless changes in almost every industry as we have developed more and more into the digital age. There have been many disruptors to long standing practices because of the opportunities technology presents.