Employment Partner Fudia Smartt commenting in The Grocer – The impact on the gig economy including Uber Eats and Deliveroo drivers cannot be underestimated
The Supreme Court last week ruled that a small group of Uber drivers had the right to be classed as workers, and so were entitled to paid holiday and at least the minimum wage.
It ended a six-year legal battle for the drivers, with the ruling hailed as a “landmark decision” that would “fundamentally re-order the gig economy”.
“The impact on the gig economy including Uber Eats and Deliveroo drivers cannot be underestimated,” says Spencer West partner Fudia Smartt.
“We consider it likely that many in the gig economy will be able to acquire worker status, unless their employers fundamentally change their business models,” she adds.