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Stephen Morrall comments on Uber losing a landmark Supreme Court battle in the Evening Standard and the Financial Times

  • February 19, 2021
  • By Stephen Morrall, Partner

Uber has lost a landmark battle at the Supreme Court, which ruled that its drivers are workers entitled to rights such as the minimum wage. This case is highlighted as one of the most significant employment cases for decades.

Stephen Morrall, parter in the Business Services department, commented:

“Uber’s agency arrangements were ingenious and a lawyer’s delight, but the Supreme Court has recognised the true nature of the drivers’ status as workers. 

“The decision provides welcome clarification of the status of workers in the gig economy generally who are prone to exploitation.  Employers will need to review the terms on which they engage their workers. 

“The decision will hopefully restore a more equitable balance between the interests of employers and workers in the gig economy. 

“Giving workers extra rights will obviously have a cost implication for customers.”

Read the full articles in the Evening Standard here and the Financial Times here

 

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