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Uber - Employed or Self Employed

Two former Uber drivers will face the ride-hailing giant in court on Tuesday in a case that will decide whether Uber drivers should be classed as workers or self-employed.
Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar say by classing drivers as contractors, the firm denies them basic rights.
But Uber says the "vast majority" of its drivers like being freelance.
"This is our final showdown with Uber but the stakes could not be higher," says Mr Aslam.
Jamie Heywood, Uber's regional general Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, said: "Drivers can determine if, when and where they drive, but can also access free AXA insurance to cover sickness or injury, as well as maternity and paternity payments."
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