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Uber Loses Again
Uber has lost an appeal against a decision that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed, in yet another gig economy ruling.

The Court of Appeal upheld a decision by the employment appeal tribunal, which last year dismissed Uber’s appeal against an earlier tribunal ruling. Under the ruling drivers are entitled to basic rights such as holiday pay and the minimum wage.

Uber said it will appeal to the Supreme Court, adding that the decision does not reflect why the "vast majority" of drivers use its app. It pointed out that one of the three judges agreed with its argument.

It was not a unanimous verdict, but it follows similar verdicts from the Pimlico Plumbers and Addison Lee cases. However, we will have to wait to see whether the Supreme Court agrees. If it does, it will have a big impact on the way in which such workers are engaged and paid. Watch this space!
Posted on 21 Dec 2018


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