Gig Economy

February 22nd, 2021 by James Goudie KC

In Uber v Aslam (2021) UKSC 5 the Supreme Court has held that Uber drivers are not self-employed contractors, notwithstanding contractual documentation that they are. Rather, as a matter of purposive statutory interpretation, and having regard to what is expected and happens in practice, they are “workers”, for the purposes of employment protection, working time and the national minimum wage.

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