UK court of appeal supports tribunal decision that Uber drivers are limb workers’.
UK court of appeal supports tribunal decision that Uber drivers are limb (b) workers’. The core issue on the appeal was that if any driver who works as an Uber driver, has license to work, and is able to take a ride is considered to be in a working contract with the ride-hailing company. Uber was claiming that drivers are in a contract with customers and not Uber. However, the appellate court supported the stand of the employment tribunal and stated that drivers were in a working relation with Uber at least when they accept the ride. On the other hand, there was the question of whether the same analogy applies before a driver accepts a ride, and the appellate court stated that the employment tribunal is entitled to decide that it does. Even though a majority of the tribunal reached this decision, Judge Underhill LJ gave an dissenting opinion, that was not in line with this reasoning. In the end, the appellate court made an unusual move by granting Uber leave to appeal to the supreme court.