Uber’s bid to appeal driver case to UK Supreme Court rejected

The company had requested permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court 'in order that this case can be resolved sooner rather than later'

Tuesday 05 December 2017 08:43 GMT
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On November 10, Uber lost an appeal against what employment lawyers and trade unions described as a landmark ruling, ordering it to no longer treat drivers as self-employed
On November 10, Uber lost an appeal against what employment lawyers and trade unions described as a landmark ruling, ordering it to no longer treat drivers as self-employed (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

Uber’s request to appeal a workers’ rights decision to the UK Supreme Court was rejected, according to drivers’ union Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB).

The decision would mean that the Court of Appeal will have to hear the case first.

Two weeks ago, the ride-hailing app submitted a request to appeal directly to the Supreme Court a decision by a British tribunal that said its drivers deserved workers’ rights such as minimum wage.

“Today’s decision is another blow to Uber’s legal strategy behind denying workers their rights”, IWGB general secretary Jason Moyer-Lee said in an e-mailed statement.

An Uber spokesman said the company will now take the case to the Court of Appeal.

Reuters

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