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According to breaking news reported on Sky, Uber has submitted a petition to appeal directly to the Supreme Court - 'leapfrogging' the Court of Appeal.
This is an attempt to overturn the EAT's decision on 10th November, which upheld that its drivers are 'workers' and thus qualify for workers' rights.
The Employment Tribunal case from October this year has been widely reported, where the ruling was that two drivers who provide services to gig economy stalwart Uber are 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996. This means they will be entitled to a limited number of employment rights.
It is not yet known whether they have applied (or will apply) to have the case heard at the same time as the Pimlico Plumbers appeal on 'worker' status, due to be heard early next year.
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