Stephen Morrall comments on Uber drivers entitled to minimum wage, holiday pay and pension following the Supreme Court decision in The Sunday Times Driving, The Times and the Daily Mail

  • March 17, 2021
  • By Stephen Morrall, Partner

Uber prices could rise in the UK after a legal win for the ride hailing app’s drivers that changes their employment status, analysts have said.

It follows a Supreme Court ruling in February that its drivers should be classed as workers — rather than self-employed — meaning that they are entitled to minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions.

Stephen Morrall, a partner at Hunters Law, concurred, saying that the victory for drivers “will have a cost implication for customers.”

Analysts have said that they expect today’s change to reverberate throughout the international gig economy, which has been criticised for the lack of stability that it provides workers.

Read the full articles in The Sunday Times Driving here, The Times here and the Daily Mail here.  

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