Article Tag: Uber

The Uber Decision: Employment Status in the Gig Economy

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Now that the dust has settled after the long-awaited judgment by the Supreme Court in the Uber case which was delivered on 19th February 2021, Jennifer Platt, Senior Associate in our Employment team, reflects on the implications of the decision for individuals and employers. Key Points of the Supreme Court’s Judgment The Supreme Court (“SC”)… Read more »

The Gig Economy

Have you heard of the Gig Economy? It is a term used to describe an economy where independent workers make a living from short term employment contracts with organisations. The rise of the Gig Economy According to financial software company, Intuit, 40% of American workers will be independent contractors by 2020[1]. This trend will likely… Read more »

Employment Rights: What Now For Uber?

In a long-awaited judgment, an employment tribunal has agreed with two drivers from Uber. The app based taxi company works with more than 40,000 drivers in the UK. The tribunal has concluded that their drivers should now be classed as ‘workers’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996. During the case the tribunal… Read more »