Tag: Employment law

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After the Uber ruling, there’s no excuse for government not to enforce workers’ rights | Jason Moyers-Lee

In 2018, Ali submitted a claim against Uber for unpaid holidays. Originally from Somaliland, he had been driving for Uber since 2016, a couple of years after arriving in the UK. Since then, he hadn’t had a single paid holiday, despite at times working up to 70 hours in a seven-day week. He had taken…
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October 2, 2021 0

The Guardian view on the Uber drivers ruling: a challenge to government | Editorial

It is difficult to think of ways in which Friday’s supreme court ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers could have been more emphatic or conclusive than it was. The six justices agreed unanimously to uphold a groundbreaking employment tribunal finding made against the company in 2016. Uber drivers, the court confirmed, are not…
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October 2, 2021 0

Uber drivers are workers, UK supreme court rules

The UK supreme court has ruled against Uber operating companies and concluded that drivers should be classed as workers, not independent third-party contractors. Seven justices delivered the ruling on Friday in the latest round of a long-running fight between Uber operating companies and drivers. Lawyers said the ruling meant drivers would be entitled to basic…
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October 1, 2021 0

Legal victory for foster carers paves way to action on employment rights

Foster carers could be the next group to take legal action for greater working rights, after a court in Glasgow found that a couple selected by the city council to look after vulnerable children should have been treated as workers rather than self-employed. Unions representing foster carers across the UK are planning to lodge further…
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September 23, 2021 0

Uber drivers’ fight for workers’ rights reaches UK supreme court

A five-year battle over the status and rights of Uber drivers reaches the supreme court in a case that lawyers believe has the potential to transform the gig economy in Britain. Uber wants seven of the UK’s most senior judges to overturn a 2018 appeal court ruling that drivers for the ride-hailing giant are workers…
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September 21, 2021 0