Nick Hobden, Partner and Head of Employment speaks to City AM about the potential implications of an employment tribunal that will be a deciding factor to whether or not Uber drivers will be granted entitlement to benefits such as sick pay and holiday.
Nick says, "If the drivers are successful, the potential reverberations are huge; there are 30,000 Uber drivers in London alone and given that Uber is a multinational company, the impact could be far reaching."
"There will likely be substantial compensatory payouts to the new ‘employees’, not to mention increasing their rights and protection, as well as paving the way for similar cases. Whether the appropriate tax has been paid will need to be considered and for those who are eligible, Uber will need to consider enrolling its employees onto its autoenrolment pension scheme."
The full article is availiable online, first pulbished by City AM on 13 October 2016: A legal decision on the status of Uber drivers is imminent
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