Uber loses a major employment rights case as the UK’s top court rules its drivers are workers


A driver uses the Uber app to drop off a passenger in London.

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LONDON — Uber lost a crucial legal fight in the U.K. on Friday, as the country’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling that its drivers should be classified as workers rather than independent contractors.

The verdict concludes an almost five-year legal battle between Uber and a group of former drivers who claim they were workers entitled to employment rights like a minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks.

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