Landmark appeal case against Uber: Paul Jennings quoted in national press
Paul Jennings has been quoted in two pieces written by The Guardian (accessible here and here), City AM, The Huffington Post, Evening Standard and The Independent concerning the upcoming landmark appeal case that his team is fighting against Uber.
Following last year’s court ruling that Uber must accord its minicab drivers “employed worker” status, in April 2017 Uber was granted the right to appeal this ruling. BWB will be representing IWGB throughout this next stage of the appeals process.
BWB have been instructed by Mr Yaseen Aslam and James Farrer, the lead Claimants spearheading a class action against Uber with the support of their union, the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB).The BWB team instructed by the claimants comprises Paul Jennings, Rachel Mathieson and Hannah Wright.
In his comments to both publications, Paul Jennings said:
“The case advanced on behalf of these drivers raises important issues concerning health and safety. A key element of the case relates to whether drivers are entitled to paid annual leave, a basic health and safety entitlement under UK and European law. Given the sheer scale of Uber’s fleet, this protection is vital not just for drivers but for the public at large.”
Posted on 26/09/2017 in BWB In The MediaBack to Knowledge