Uber Drivers Are Entitled to Worker Benefits, a British Court Rules

Britain's Supreme Court ruled that a group of Uber drivers should be classified as workers entitled to minimum wage and vacation time instead of 'self-employed'. Lord George Leggatt noted in reading the judgement that “Drivers are in a position of subordination and dependency in relation to Uber such that they have little or no ability to improve their economic position through professional or entrepreneurial skill... In practice, the only way in which they can increase their earnings is by working longer hours while constantly meeting Uber’s measures of performance.” While this currently applies to only a group of 25 drivers who brought the case, it sets a precedent that can be applied to over 60,000 Uber drivers in the country.

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Published on: 2021-03-08
From The New York Times