Uber appeals to Supreme Court

Uber presented its application to the Supreme Court to appeal the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision that its drivers are workers and should have associated rights.
The employment tribunal landmark decision that the ride-hailing service can no longer treat its drivers as self-employed was upheld by the EAT on 10 November (read about it HERE).
If the appeal to the Supreme Court fails, the costs for the company will increase significantly if Uber has to treat its drivers as workers.
This litigation comes at a difficult time for the company, as the first hearing about Uber’s licence is now scheduled for 11 December. Also, earlier this week, allegations were made about a major cyber attack which was not disclosed.

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Verity Buckingham

About Verity Buckingham

Verity is experienced in all aspects of employment law and corporate immigration matters. She deals mostly with corporate clients advising on contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Verity's contentious practice includes defending claims in the Employment Tribunal and experience of Employment Appeal Tribunal litigation in relation to claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay and whistleblowing.

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