The highly publicised case Uber BV and others v Aslam and others has reached the end of its litigation journey with the Supreme Court ruling that Uber drivers should be classed as ‘workers’ and not independent, third-party contractors as Uber had argued. The judgement is significant but not entirely unexpected; the case has been ongoing since 2016 when 2 drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, first brought the case before the employment tribunal. The employment tribunal in 2016 held that the drivers were workers, a decision which was upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Uber’s final appeal was heard by the Supreme Court, which upheld the previous decision that Uber drivers are indeed workers. See our previous blog on this decision for further details.