Taxi service Uber faces a significant pension bill following an employment tribunal ruling.
A first-instance employment tribunal in London has found that Uber drivers have worker status, and are not self-employed, as claimed by Uber.
This ruling could leave "gig economy" businesses with significant pensions bills.
Worker status does not grant full employee rights to shared or gig economy service providers, but does give individuals the right to 5.6 weeks' paid holiday per year, and the right to the national minimum wage.
According to Royal London, the ruling—if confirmed—could end up costing Uber £3m
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