I am delighted that it has today been ruled that Uber’s drivers are employees of the company and not self employed contractors.
The decision is good for the employees in question. They will now enjoy the minimum wage, holiday and sick leave entitlements, maternity and paternity rights, and employment protection. I also hope they will be fairly reimbursed for their costs of providing a car.
Jeebus, 3 minutes ago I didn’t know there was a distinction. But because I am willing to use that tax dodging Google thing I was able to find out.
Richard Murphy says:
October 28 2016 at 5:27 pm
I have written extensively on the subject in the past
And if you read the decision you would realise precisely that this does look, despite the wording about which the Tribunal were suitably rude, exactly like the substance of an employment contract
If a Tribunal can see the glaringly obvious why couldn’t HMRC?
The ride-hailing app had argued that it was a tech firm and that its drivers were independent self-employed contractors who can choose where and when they work. As a result, they were not entitled to rights granted to workers,
On Friday, the employment tribunal announced that it had found in the drivers’ favour. The ruling means that these workers and others
That’s from Ritchie’s own sodding link!