Lap dancers argue the same point. In Stringfellows Restaurants Ltd v. Quashie, for example, an English Court of Appeal case from 2012, the court held that a table-side dancer was engaging directly with customers, and that the restaurant was merely facilitating her services by administering the payments, and providing a venue for performance. Hence, the dancers would be independent contractors for tax purposes.
Uber’s argument is that there is basically no difference between their drivers and lap dancers. Uber is merely a facilitator through its ride platform, and its drivers are in business for themselves
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