Former Uber driver wins payout of £20,000 owed for more than seven years

  • July 12, 2023
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James Farrar pursued ride-hailing firm for holiday pay and minimum wage after 2021 supreme court ruling

A former Uber driver has won a payout of more than £20,000 owed to him for more than seven years after a tribunal ruled the gig economy firm failed to respect minimum wage and holiday entitlement laws.

James Farrar, who brought the landmark supreme court case that forced Uber to recognise drivers as having more extensive employments rights than it would previously admit, is one of more than 70,000 drivers with whom the firm has recently agreed settlements. While Uber has not said how much it has had to pay out so far, it set aside about £465m.

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