U.K. Supreme Court rejects Uber appeal, says drivers are workers
The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom rejected an appeal by Uber Technologies and ruled that the company's drivers should be classed as "workers" and not self employed. The claimants were "employed" by Uber as "workers" within English law, the high court ruled. The working time of each of the claimants "started as soon as he was within his "territory" (London), had the App switched on and was ready and willing to accept trips, and ended as soon as any of those three conditions ceased to apply," the court said. For the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 the claimants were engaged in "unmeasured work," it added .