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Uber loses appeal as Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules firm as an employer

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court issued two judgments upholding a ruling that ride-hailing and delivery giant Uber should be regarded as an employer.

Uber were attempting to overturn an earlier Geneva court decision.

In a statement released by the Federal Supreme Court, Switzerland’s highest court, it said: ‘According to the Federal Supreme Court, the cantonal court did not rule arbitrarily when it ruled that Uber drivers working in Geneva had an employment relationship with Uber BV. The Federal Supreme Court dismisses the corresponding appeal.’

In February 2021 the United Kingdom Supreme Court handed victory to Uber drivers in their six-year battle for worker rights, including the right to earn the minimum wage and holiday pay.

Tens of thousands of Uber drivers now claim the right to be classed as workers after the Supreme Court handed down its judgment.


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