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08/03/2021

Tom Kirk has written a comment for the IER on “Uber and beyond: clamping down on the gig economy”

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Tom Kirk has written a comment piece on “Uber and beyond: clamping down on the gig economy” for the Institute of Employment Rights (IER).

“The Supreme Court’s judgment in Uber is bold and laudable in its potential reach. It provides workers with valuable tools with which to expose fictitious and misleading contractual arrangements drafted by unscrupulous employers. However, effecting real change for gig economy workers requires more than the flexing of judicial muscle and should not depend on recourse to lengthy and costly litigation. Rather, truly progressive protections will only be achieved by political will, legislative action and through a greater role for the machinery of the State.”

Read the full comment here.

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