You may remember last year Uber lost an Employment Tribunal claim regarding employment status. The ET held that Uber drivers were workers and not self-employed, a major blow for many similar companies based on the ‘self-employed’ model.
Similar cases followed with claims against Pimlico Plumbers, Deliveroo, Citisafe, Hermes et.al. all being in the news over the past 12 months. Uber has since been given the right to appeal the decision and if successful this could revert the model of murky employment status back to self-employed.
However, this firm believes that Uber will not be successful as there seems to be a judicial trend to root out abuse of employment status.