Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed

28 October 2016 - Landmark employment tribunal ruling states firm must also pay drivers national living wage and holiday pay with huge implications for gig economy. The ride-hailing app could now be open to claims from all of its 40,000 drivers in the UK, who are currently not entitled to holiday pay, pensions or other workers’ rights. Uber immediately said it would appeal against the ruling.

Osborne, H. (2017), 'Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed', The Guardian, 28 October.


  • Uber
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • United Kingdom
  • 2016
  • Article
  • legal issues, employment status, social protection
  • English
  • The Guardian (Publisher)
  • Open access
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