Supreme Court justices rule Uber drivers should be classed as workers

Uber must treat drivers as workers and NOT self-employed contractors, say Supreme Court justices as they rule against taxi app firm

Supreme Court justices have ruled against Uber operating companies and concluded that drivers should be classed as workers, not independent third-party contractors.

Seven justices delivered a ruling on the latest round of a long-running fight between Uber operating companies and drivers on Friday.

Lawyers said the ruling means that drivers will be entitled to basic rights, such as paid holidays, and will have implications for others working in the gig economy.

Uber operating companies had appealed to the Supreme Court after losing three earlier rounds of the fight.

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