Our employment specialist responds to landmark Uber case

Author: Douglas-Jones Mercer.

Date: October 29th 2016

Today (28 October) an employment tribunal ruled that Uber drivers are entitled to full workers’ rights. This is a landmark decision for the gig economy and our employment specialist Aaron Hayward has provided his immediate reaction to the result.

“This is a monumental verdict in favour of gig economy workers across all sectors. From now on, businesses need to seriously consider how they use and contract freelancers and the self-employed. If such businesses don’t currently have HR processes in place, they now need to invest in them because workers will be demanding what they are rightly entitled to.

“The question will now be how this is implemented and whether or not organisations like Uber and Deliveroo will be expected to back-pay workers.”

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