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UK Supreme Court throws a spotlight on status of gig workers, bringing wider repercussions for platform businesses

Published on 25th Feb 2021

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The UK Supreme Court has determined that drivers, whose work is arranged through Uber's smartphone app, were workers of that organisation, as opposed to independent contractors performing services under contracts made with their passengers.

While media attention has focused on the employment costs now at stake, including holiday pay and minimum wage liabilities, the decision has far greater legal and practical implications for those supporting the use of or using gig workers.

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