Uber's worker status appeal rejected

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Uber's worker status appeal rejected
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Over a year ago, various drivers - supported by the trade union GMB - brought claims against Uber for the national minimum wage, holiday pay and detrimental treatment for whistleblowing. In order to succeed, the drivers would have to be "workers", rather than independent contractors (as Uber argued). A preliminary hearing was held to consider the employment status of the drivers. The ET ruled in favour of the claimants, finding that they were "workers", and Uber then appealed this decision to the EAT.

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