Court Cases related to the Platform Economy

Court Cases

  1. The British Supreme Court ruled in favour of plumber of Pimlico Plumbers who was designated as an independent contractor by the company. The Court ruled that the plumber, Mr. Gary Smith, could not be classified as “independent contractor”.19
  2. In November 2017, the Employment Appeals Tribunal upheld a ruling by the Employment Tribunal that Uber must treat its drivers as “workers” entitled to the minimum wage and holiday pay.20

20. https://www.ft.com/content/84de88bc-c5ee-11e7-a1d2-6786f39ef675 And https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a046b06e5274a0ee5a1f171/Uber_B.V._and_Others_v_Mr_Y_Aslam_and_Others_UKEAT_0056_17_DA.pdf And https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/10/uber-loses-appeal-employment-rights-workers And https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/30/uber-challenges-ruling-on-drivers-rights-at-court-of-appeal-london