Uber Loses in the Supreme Court

On 19 February 2021 the Supreme Court (SC) handed down its decision in Uber BV v Aslam & Others, reaching the same conclusion as earlier courts that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ and not self-employed.

The SC emphasized that in determining worker status, the correct approach is to consider the purpose of the legislation (the Employment Rights Act 1996), which is to give protection to vulnerable individuals who are in a subordinate and dependent position in relation to a person or organisation who exercises control over their work.

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