Uber runs out of road as Supreme Court rules drivers are workers

https://www.verdict.co.uk/uber-supreme-court-drivers/

Participants

  • Joep Cornelissen
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Quoted

Media outlets

  • verdict.co.uk (Online)

Description

Ride-hailing app Uber must classify its UK drivers as workers rather than self-employed after losing a landmark case in the Supreme Court. For Uber’s drivers, it means they are entitled to minimum wage and paid holiday. For Uber, it is the latest threat to its already precarious business model.“It is a landmark ruling for Uber, whose costs will now go up and who will have to rethink its business model in the UK,” says Joep Cornelissen, professor of corporate communication and management at the RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Ride-hailing app Uber must classify its UK drivers as workers rather than self-employed after losing a landmark case in the Supreme Court. For Uber’s drivers, it means they are entitled to minimum wage and paid holiday. For Uber, it is the latest threat to its already precarious business model.

“It is a landmark ruling for Uber, whose costs will now go up and who will have to rethink its business model in the UK,” says Joep Cornelissen, professor of corporate communication and management at the RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam.