In September an appeals court in canton Vaud ruled that the Uberpop driver had been unfairly dismissed and should enjoy the same rights as an employee of a taxi company. The man had complained of being denied access to the Uber app in 2016 following customer complaints.

The judgement had confirmed a previous ruling from an employment tribunal in western Switzerland. Uber has now declined to appeal the decision further, the company told Swiss public radio, SRF, on its consumer programme Espresso.

The Unia trade union told SRF that the decision represented a “milestone” in the employment rights of Uber drivers.

But Roger Rudolph, professor of labour law at the University of Zurich, cast doubts on whether the verdict in this individual case could be extended to other drivers.