By Martin Croucher (September 12, 2022, 6:11 PM BST) — Uber has called on the government to introduce new legislation that will give employment and pension rights to 200,000 drivers in the private hire vehicle sector.The ride-hailing company wrote to the parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee on Wednesday to say that the wider gig economy needs legal clarity from the government in the form of a new Employment Bill, that would enshrine rights for those taking work from the sector.Uber lost a U.K. Supreme Court battle in February 2021 over whether its drivers were workers under existing legal definitions. The company has since rolled out holiday and sick pay for…
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