Employment Law Legal Update: 'Gig Economy' Uber Drivers are classed as 'Workers'

10 November 2017

Practice Area: Employment Law


The Employment Appeal Tribunal in England and Wales (‘EAT’) has today handed down its decision in the seminal Uber case and has determined that the two drivers who brought the claim are to be classed as ‘workers’ meaning they will be entitled to annual paid leave, minimum wage and working time protections. This decision will undoubtedly have a huge impact on other ‘gig economy’ cases.

Once the Employment Team has had an opportunity to review the decision in full, we will provide a legal update of the decision in due course.