Breaking news – Uber has lost its appeal on the employment status of its drivers.

It is reported that the EAT has agreed with the Employment Tribunal that the drivers are “workers” and not “self-employed contractors”. As workers, the drivers will be entitled to basic employment rights including holiday pay, the national minimum wage and rights to rest breaks.

This is a significant decision and a further blow to Uber who argued that the drivers acted as agents for the company, so we will need to see if they seek to appeal the decision further. 

This decision as a whole has a significant impact upon employers who seek to take staff on a more flexible basis. For further information on this or any other employment issues please get in touch.


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