Uber may have to grant its drivers basic employment rights such as the National Minimum Wage and holiday pay after it lost a London tribunal over the treatment of its drivers.
Uber is likely to appeal the decision
The case was brought by the GMB trade union following claims that Uber had disregarded its drivers' basic employment rights.
The legal action, which started over a year ago, alleged that Uber failed to ensure its drivers were paid the minimum wage or that they received the minimum amount of paid holiday.
The company has always maintained that its drivers are self-employed contractors rather than workers.
The tribunal disagreed, saying: "It is, in our opinion, unreal to deny that Uber is in business as a supplier of transportation services."
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