Uber presented its application to the Supreme Court to appeal the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision that its drivers are workers and should have associated rights.
The employment tribunal landmark decision that the ride-hailing service can no longer treat its drivers as self-employed was upheld by the EAT on 10 November (read about it HERE).
If the appeal to the Supreme Court fails, the costs for the company will increase significantly if Uber has to treat its drivers as workers.
This litigation comes at a difficult time for the company, as the first hearing about Uber’s licence is now scheduled for 11 December. Also, earlier this week, allegations were made about a major cyber attack which was not disclosed.