RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United Kingdom Supreme Court has decided that from now on, Uber drivers are entitled to labor rights and can no longer be considered "independent contractors," freelancers or partners, as the company defines them.
According to Uber, the decision does not apply to the current 60,000 drivers the company has in the UK, but to a small group of 25 professionals who sued the company for labor rights. Uber Eats has also escaped the decision.
The attorneys representing the group of workers said their compensation should reach approximately R$91.100 (US$16,000). However . . .