Uber v Aslam & others Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 2748
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment, Working Time and Leave, A-Typical Working, Pay and Conditions of Employment
The Court of Appeal has ruled by majority that Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed.
The proceedings which gave rise to the appeals were brought by Uber drivers against companies in the Uber group claiming holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations 1998 and under-payments of “wages” by reference to the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999. One of the claimants also claimed that he has been subjected to a detriment for being a whistleblower contrary to Part V of the Employment Rights Act 1996 in GB. The appeal was concerned only with Uber drivers in London but, as with many gig economy cases, it has ramifications for many potentially miscategorised workers, denied holiday pay
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