The Supreme Court has ruled today that Uber drivers are entitled to worker rights and are not self-employed – a decision that means that Uber drivers are now entitled to tens of millions of pounds according to lawyers at Keller Lenkner UK.
Commenting on today’s decision, Andrew Nugent Smith, managing director at Keller Lenkner UK, said: “Today’s ruling in this landmark employment case has rightly recognised the Uber drivers involved as workers rather than being self-employed. This means that Uber drivers should finally be entitled to receive the national minimum wage and holiday pay which they have thus far been denied.
“This is a significant outcome with wider implications for all gig economy workers. Uber has faced similar actions in a number of jurisdictions worldwide and today signals the end of its argument in this country that it is not responsible for paying its drivers fairly.
“Keller Lenkner UK is currently representing thousands of Uber drivers, for whom we will now be proceeding to recover lost historic wages which we estimate will be worth tens of millions of pounds.”
“We are also pleased to say that we are now working with the App Drivers and Couriers Union, including Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar who were successful claimants in today’s case, and look forward to working with them in order to continue to enforce and strengthen workers’ rights in the gig economy.”