A federal judge has ruled that additional Uber drivers in California can join the class action against the company even if they didn’t opt out of an arbitration clause in their contracts. Uber said it will appeal the ruling.
The lawsuit by Uber drivers claims they are employees of the company, not independent contractors, and thus “entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance.”
“As employees, drivers would lose the personal flexibility they value most—they would have set shifts, earn a fixed hourly wage and be unable to use other ride-sharing apps,” the company told the Wall Street Journal.
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