What Uber Can Teach Us About Employment Rights

  • By Alix Davis
  • 14 Nov, 2016
In October, two Uber drivers won a tribunal claiming that in fact they are employees rather than contractors. This could lead to Uber being forced to fund costly benefits for drivers such as holiday pay, sick pay and pension contributions.

Fallout from this ruling is the increased awareness of employment rights by our clients. As a result contractors we need to ensure that not only do the terms demonstrate the IR35 position, but the actual reality of the relationship also reflects the IR35 position.
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By Alix Davis 14 Nov, 2016
In October, two Uber drivers won a tribunal claiming that in fact they are employees rather than contractors. This could lead to Uber being forced to fund costly benefits for drivers such as holiday pay, sick pay and pension contributions.

Fallout from this ruling is the increased awareness of employment rights by our clients. As a result contractors we need to ensure that not only do the terms demonstrate the IR35 position, but the actual reality of the relationship also reflects the IR35 position.
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