The HR Forum

Uber appeal update

Morning all

Hot off the press thought I would share the update below which comes courtesy of Daniel Barnett.

Uber's application to 'leapfrog' an appeal to the Supreme Court has been refused.

Last month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissed Uber's appeal in Uber BV v Aslam, upholding the employment tribunal's decision that Uber drivers were 'workers'. Uber announced an appeal and applied for permission to 'leapfrog' the Court of Appeal and go straight to the Supreme Court, something which is only granted in a tiny minority of extremely important cases.Having been refused permission to leapfrog, the appeal will now be heard by the Court of Appeal some time next year.Meanwhile, the Pimlico Plumbers case on worker status is due to be heard by the Supreme Court in February 2018, which will give the Supreme Court an opportunity to review worker status (albeit not in the context of the 'gig' economy) very soon.

Many thanks to Daniel Barnett for the article above.

All the best

Sarah

You need to be a member of DPG Community to add comments!

Join DPG Community

Email me when people reply –

CIPD Branch Events

Did you know your local CIPD branch will put on relevant events that are free to CIPD members.

Take a look for your local branch here and what events are happening. Remember attending these events are great CPD evidence.

CIPD Branch Event Search

What's Happening?

Amanda Brough-Lusted and Sarah Williamson are now connected
3 hours ago
Amanda Brough-Lusted liked Ady Howes's blog post Using Podcasts to Develop Yourself
3 hours ago
Lowri Nia Hardiman and Ady Howes are now connected
9 hours ago
Laura Bellis is going to Stop delivering training. Start delivering real business value (Webinar)
11 hours ago
Steve Davis replied to Sarah Loates's discussion Gaming recognised as a mental health condition by WHO
13 hours ago
Hi Everyone

I completed my Level 3 Diploma about 2 years ago and I am now looking to commence Level 5 to further my career and increase my earning capability.

Can anyone let me know how much more work is involved, compared to Level 3 and does it r…
Kathryn Miller replied to Vinay Nair's discussion Starting a training session using the pygmalion effect
14 hours ago
More…