Supreme Court denies Uber’s request to skip Court of Appeal

06 December 2017

In November 2017, Uber lost its appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) with the EAT ruling that Uber drivers should be classed as workers, rather than self-employed, and therefore, are entitled to basic workers’ rights such as sick pay and holiday pay.

Uber requested permission to bypass the Court of Appeal, and appeal straight to the Supreme Court. However, according to drivers’ union, Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, Uber’s application to bypass the Court of Appeal and has been rejected.

In this regard, we expect to see Uber further fighting their employment status battle at the Court of Appeal.

Aspire Comment

Whilst Uber have not been granted permission to be heard at the Supreme Court just yet, we will see the case of Pimlico Plumbers heard at the Supreme Court in early 2018. The Supreme Court’s decision in this case could have bearing on Uber’s self-employment battle.

If you are worried about your engagement of self-employed workers, feel to give one of the Aspire team a call to discuss how we can help you.

Read our previous news articles on self-employment;

Uber loses landmark appeal concerning workers classification, click here.

Pimlico appeal to be heard by the Supreme Court, click here.

To read our recent blog on employment status, click here