Paul Jennings and Rachel Mathieson from our Employment team have written an opinion piece for Times Law setting out why they believe workers’ rights should not be overlooked by gig employers.

Paul and Rachel are representing Claimants James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam in their case against Uber before the Court of Appeal on the 30th of October and, in this article, they underline how this matter “is a milestone in establishing and clarifying the rights of approximately 2.8 million gig workers in the UK”.

The authors explain that while the “gig economy has delivered a range of benefits that should be embraced”, there “has also been a negative impact on those working on the frontline” with many organisations failing to observe minimum employment standards on pay and annual leave. In their view, “modern business practices can and should work in harmony with long-established legal protections for workers”.

If you’d like to read the rest of Paul and Rachel’s piece, click here (please note that this article is behind a paywall).

The Court of Appeal hearing of this case takes place next week. If you would like to speak to Paul or Rachel their views on this matter, please contact Sam Hunter, Bates Wells’ Senior Press Officer on 0207 551 7906 or [email protected] to arrange an interview.