In the employment hot seat this week could be the verdict which changes the status of Uber drivers.

They are currently seen as self-employed drivers. Contractors perhaps is another term one could use. In any event, 19 Uber drivers brought a claim, seeking to change their current status. 

Uber, a tech firm which provides an app that links drivers to customers has approximately 30,000 drivers in London and it has expanded to many other UK cities.

The drivers who bring the claim against Uber state that they are not self employed because they are rated by their customers, and do not know drop-off destinations before the customer gets in the car.

If they succeed, they could see a wealth of employment rights folding neatly into their laps. From qualifying for sick and holiday pay, to national minimum wages.

This ruling could change the scope of up coming apps that seek to join those who would usually be seen as 'self employed' and the consumer. Will it make tech firms slightly more anxious in unintentionally creating a business where they would eventually have employer duties forced upon them?

Watch this space.