Analysis

Landmark Uber Worker Ruling Gives Employers A Rough Road

Law360, London (February 19, 2021, 9:44 PM GMT) -- The U.K. Supreme Court's landmark ruling granting Uber drivers worker status Friday will ricochet across the gig economy, and experts say companies will have a hard time contracting their way out of its reach.

Britain's top court has held that Uber drivers are "workers" for the company rather than independent contractors under the Employment Rights Act 1996. (iStock) In a unanimous decision, Britain's top court held that under the Employment Rights Act 1996, Uber Technologies Inc. drivers are "workers" for the company rather than independent contractors as the ride-hailing giant had argued.

The result is that drivers will be entitled a...

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