20 April 2017
Uber is contesting the employment tribunal’s findings
that its drivers are workers and therefore entitled to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage and to receive paid holiday.
Since the original claims were issued, further drivers have joined the claim and there are now a total of 61 Uber driver claimants.
Leigh Day solicitors, who represented the successful Uber drivers in the employment tribunal case brought by the GMB trade union, will again act for the drivers at the appeal stage.
, solicitor at Leigh Day, said:
“We believe that the employment tribunal’s judgment was clear, well-reasoned and, most importantly, right.
"Uber has always said it would appeal against this judgment. Nevertheless, it is disappointing that in the meantime Uber has not given its drivers the rights that they are entitled to in accordance with the employment tribunal’s judgment.
"This case is of great significance not only to Uber drivers but also to millions of other workers in the gig economy. We will take the opportunity of this appeal to make the case again on behalf of our clients that we believe it is clear they are workers and therefore entitled to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage and to receive paid holiday.”
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