Uber drivers are workers

An employment tribunal has decided that Uber drivers are workers for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996, the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and the Working Time Regulations 1998 entitling them to, amongst other things, holiday pay and the national minimum wage . Uber’s case was that it is simply a technology platform which puts drivers in touch with passengers and that it is in no way a provider of taxi services and Uber had complex contractual documentation that illustrated this. The tribunal decided that the contractual documentation did not correspond with reality and, accordingly, disregarded it.