Uber Loses UK Challenge To Drivers' Worker Status

Law360, London (February 19, 2021, 10:06 AM GMT) -- The U.K. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Uber drivers are working for the ride-hailing company, making them entitled to minimum wage guarantees and other protections, a landmark decision that could have widespread ramifications for the gig economy.

The Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers are workers rather than independent contractors because of the control the company has over them. (iStock) The highly anticipated decision found that Uber drivers are "workers" for the company for purposes of employment legislation, rather than independent contractors hired by passengers because of the amount of control the company has over them, including setting fares....

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