Nov 24, 2017

Uber takes driver battle to Supreme Court

Uber plans to take its fight over the employment status of its UK drivers to the Supreme Court. Uber could have first taken the case to the Court of Appeal. An Uber spokesman said it had requested permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court so that the case "Can be resolved sooner rather than later". Drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam took a case to an employment tribunal last year, arguing they were Uber staff and entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the minimum wage. "After the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the original tribunal ruling, Uber UK's acting general manager Tom Elvidge said:"Almost all taxi and private hire drivers have been self-employed for decades, long before our app existed.

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