Since its founding in 2009, Uber, the creator of the popular ride-hailing app, has battled a series of lawsuits challenging its business practices. The company enjoys gross annual revenues close to $50 billion, yet some Uber drivers report net earnings far below minimum wage, and until recently, none received benefits such as sick pay or insurance. Some of these drivers have cried foul, taking Uber to court over their employment status and rights. Wired UK editor James Temperton looks into a landmark case currently working its way through the English courts, whose outcome could transform the global gig economy. getAbstract recommends Temperton’s well-researched article to gig-economy workers and businesses as well as anyone interested in the ways technology is changing labor practices.
About the Author
James Temperton is digital editor for Wired UK.
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