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Uber drivers ruling: how thousands working in the UK’s gig economy could benefit

By Jessica Gracie, PhD Candidate, York Law School, University of York
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It’s been a long old journey for former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yasseen Aslam. But after a five year legal battle, the pair arrived at their chosen destination – a court ruling that drivers for the taxi app firm should be treated as workers rather than independent contractors.

It is a distinction which could have significant implications for the earning rights of Uber drivers, at a potentially heavy cost to the firm, which is fighting similar…

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