UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed
The UK Supreme Court in a landmark decision overturned Uber’s appeal against the employment tribunal ruling that its drivers are workers. The Supreme Court stressed that Uber contracts aimed at preventing workers from basic protections are void and unenforceable. Uber cannot appeal the decision. The lawsuit was filed in 2016 and there were more than 2,000 workers involved in the case. Each of them could receive up to £12,000 in compensation. The court said that the drivers also have the right to minimum wage and paid annual leave.