Uber loses appeal bid in U.K. to overturn workers’ rights decision

The rideshare company is still fighting to keep its license to operate in London

Ridesharing Services News November 10, 2017
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Uber loses appeal bid in U.K. to overturn workers’ rights decision

Uber lost its bid this week to overturn a decision by U.K. Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), which determined that the company’ drivers deserved workers’ rights, such as minimum wage. This decision comes as the company continues to struggle against losing its license to operate in London.

 

Uber said it would appeal against the decision by the tribunal in central London.

 

The ride-hailing service has faced regulatory and legal setbacks around the world amid opposition from traditional taxi services and concern among some regulators. It has been forced to cease operations in several countries, including Denmark and Hungary.

 

Last year, two drivers successfully argued at a British employment tribunal that Uber exerted significant control over them to provide an on-demand taxi service and should grant them workers’ rights such as holiday entitlement and rest breaks.

 

Uber now has 14 days to submit its application for appeal and to decide whether to take its case to the British Supreme Court.

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