Uber loses landmark employment tribunal case – business live

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Here’s our report on the Uber verdict, from Hilary Osborne:

Drivers for Uber have won a landmark case after employment tribunal judges ruled that they were not self-employed and should be paid the national living wage.

The case could open up the technology firm to claims from all of its 40,000 drivers in the UK, and force other companies in the so-called gig economy to review the way that they are employing staff. It is likely that the firm will appeal against the finding.

The ride hailing app had argued that the drivers were independent contractors who are self-employed and can choose where and when they work.

But an employment tribunal in London found that this was not the case.

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