Uber to appeal against UK ruling that its drivers are employees

Uber has been granted an appeal against the ruling made last October by a tribunal in London, the UK, which found Uber drivers to be employers. The tribunal ruled that Uber drivers are not self-employed, as the company claims, but rather workers, who are entitled to rights such as holiday pay and the national minimum wage. The company will challenge this ruling, continuing to argue that the Uber application only functions as a platform linking drivers and passenger, and that drivers are self-employed, as they set their own hours and provide their own car and fuel.