Uber ordered to treat drivers as employees with full rights after losing appeal in landmark case
Uber has lost its appeal against a landmark ruling ordering it to treat its drivers as employees, paying them minimum wage and affording them full rights including sickness and holiday pay.
Two drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, won the first round of the case in October last year.
But Uber challenged the ruling at the Employment Appeal Tribunal in London, saying it could deprive drivers of the “personal flexibility they value”.
Judge Jennifer Eady QC handed down her judgement months after Uber was dealt another blow by Transport for London (TfL), which said it will not renew the firm's licence.
The US-based Minicab operator has launched a separate appeal against that decision.