Our Next Webinar on: Digital Economy & Platform Workers

Join our expert speakers for a virtual panel discussion on the digital economy and platform workers, on Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Digital Economy & Platform Workers: Understanding the British Supreme Court “Uber” Case

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The collaborative economy and digital platforms are now part of our everyday lives (Airbnb, Uber, Deliveroo, etc). Considered to be part of the fourth industrial revolution, they have been under the media spotlight in the past few years.

The British Supreme Court rendered the Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents) [2021] UKSC 5 case on 19 February 2021. This long-awaited case questions platform workers’ statuses and social protection.

Our panellists will examine their situation:

  • How has the digital economy transformed British workers’ social protection?
  • How does platform workers’ social protection compare with other European countries?
  • Is the Uber case a revolution?

Following opening remarks from the speakers, we will open the floor for Q&A.


  • Luke Mason – Professor, Head of School, Birmingham City University, School of Law.
  • Bruno Mestre – Juiz de Direito, Judge, Portugal.
  • Moderator: Claire Marzo – Lecturer, Dauphine London - PSL / Université Paris Est-Créteil.

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Published on 10 March 2021