Uber granted permission to appeal

MJV&Co
by MJV&Co

Uber have been granted permission to appeal a landmark Employment Tribunal decision that provided that their “self employed” drivers were workers entitled to protection under Minimum Wage, sick pay and Working Time legislation.

The decision meant that thousands of Uber drivers and, potentially, tens of thousand of workers employed under similar terms could claim back pay and unpaid holiday or sickness pay against the taxi app company.

The appeal will be heard in September at the Employment Appeals Tribunal in London and is scheduled to last two days.

If the California based company’s appeal is rejected, it could be a significant decision for workers in other industries, such as construction, hairdressing and call centres (to name but a few) in addition to the taxi industry.

If you are self-employed, but primarily provide your services to one business you may be entitled to holiday pay and sick pay following the outcome of the appeal.

MJV & Co Solicitors can assist you in making a claim to recover the unpaid sums and in many cases no win no fee is available. Call Michael Vincent today on 01253 858231 or e-mail info@mjvandco.co.uk