In Uber BV v Aslam last month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissed Uber's appeal, upholding the Employment Tribunal's original decision that Uber drivers were 'workers'.
Uber announced their appeal and applied for permission to 'leapfrog' the Court of Appeal and move straight to the Supreme Court – a move which is only granted in a tiny number of extremely important cases.
Having been refused permission to bypass it, the appeal will now be heard by the Court of Appeal next year.
The Pimlico Plumbers case on worker status is due to be heard by the Supreme Court in February next year, which will give the Supreme Court an opportunity to review ‘worker status’ (albeit not in the context of the 'gig' economy). Read our previous article on this case from Feb here
Comment: Watch this space as this political ‘hot potato’ i.e. gig economy and worker status, warms up!