Uber's drivers are workers who are entitled to more rights, the UK's top court ruled on Friday.
Uber suffered a significant defeat on Friday after the UK's top court ruled its drivers are workers, rather than independent contractors, entitling them to certain rights.

To date, the company has relied on classifying drivers as contractors to avoid massive costs such as a minimum wage and holiday pay, and also certain taxes. Uber has depended on this model in multiple countries and warned in its IPO filing in 2019 that treating drivers otherwise would hurt its business. It flagged the UK case, and cases elsewhere, as ongoing risks.