Employment Status – Uber Case Must Go to Court of Appeal

After losing its case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which found that Uber drivers are workers and thus have the right to be paid the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage and to receive holiday pay (Uber B.V. and Others v Aslam and Others), Uber disputed the finding and continues to insist that its drivers are self-employed and value the fact that they can choose if, when and where to drive.

Wishing to resolve the matter as quickly as possible, Uber requested that the case be ‘fast-tracked’ to the Supreme Court.

Permission has been refused, however, and the company must pursue its appeal in the Court of Appeal.