On September 1, 2015, California Uber drivers were granted class action status in a lawsuit demanding that they be treated as employees instead of independent contractors, as well as seeking mileage and tip reimbursement. Uber filed an appeal on September 15. The battle over classification of Uber drivers is ongoing. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) earlier ruled that a former California Uber driver was indeed an employee, entitling him to unemployment benefits. That decision was upheld twice on appeal and the case finally came to a close in September.