Uber to appeal after losing challenge to ruling on drivers' employment rights

Uber loses appeal in landmark UK case over its drivers' employment rights

Uber loses appeal in landmark UK case over its drivers' employment rights

Taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal against a ruling on the employment rights of drivers.

"If the reality is that Uber's market share in London is such that its drivers are, in practical terms, unable to hold themselves out as available to any other [company], then, as a matter of fact, they are working at Uber's disposal as part of the pool of drivers it requires to be available within the territory at any one time", Judge Judge Jennifer Eady QC wrote in her ruling.

However, the company subsequently appealed, arguing its drivers were self-employed and were under no obligation to use its booking app.

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Two drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, won an employment tribunal case a year ago after arguing that they were "workers" and entitled to the minimum wage, sick pay and paid leave.

Uber claimed 80% of its drivers would rather be classed as self employed. The company this year has faced a wave of challenges for its brash business style and aggressive expansion, including allegations it does not properly vet its drivers and that it uses software to deceive authorities in areas where Uber's introduction was resisted.

Michael Sippitt, chairman of Clarkslegal, said the scale of the prospective liability for national minimum wage, sick pay and holiday pay, that Uber could face all but guaranteed the company would escalate the legal tussle. Tom Elvidge, Uber's acting chief of British operations, said Uber would again appeal the decision, potentially bringing the case to either the Court of Appeal or the British Supreme Court, according to the Times. "TfL considers that Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications", TfL said in a statement.

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"It is the latest in a series of employment tribunal cases examining the status of workers, as seen with Deliveroo, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers". Uber must play by the rules and stop denying its drivers basic rights at work.

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Uber should throw in the towel and accept today's judgment".

United Kingdom labor union GMB hailed a "monumental victory" over the firm following the case. It's unlikely to be the end of the story, however, given other "gig economy" cases will soon reach the higher courts and Uber is likely to appeal. The company has always maintained that drivers who use its platform are independent contractors.

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