Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
Beck’s Beer Loses False Advertising Suit, Beer Actually Brewed in the U.S.
Beck’s Beer Loses False Advertising Suit, Beer Actually Brewed in th...
General Electric to Sell Most of Its Fleet-Financing Business
General Electric to Sell Most of Its Fleet-Financing Business
Whole Foods Pre-Packaged Products Overpriced
Whole Foods Pre-Packaged Products Overpriced
Ashbury Heights Capital LLC Sues Revere Data for Misuse of Intellectual Property
Ashbury Heights Capital LLC Sues Revere Data for Misuse of Intellectua...
Legal Job Listings
Download PDF

Uber Sued in Boston for Mistreatment of Drivers View Count: 1213

uberlogo_large_verge_medium_landscape

Uber Technologies Inc. is being sued by Boston labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan, who claims that the company exploits its drivers, according to The Boston Globe.

The lawsuit was filed in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston on Thursday. The lawsuit accuses Uber of mis-classifying its drivers as independent contractors so they do not have to pay them the same as employees who have benefits.

The lawsuit also claims that Uber “retains a portion of the gratuity for itself” instead of giving the drivers their entire tip from riders.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“By not classifying its drivers as employees, Uber is shifting the expenses of running a business to its workers,” Liss-Riordan said, according to The Boston Globe. “Making the workers pay for these business expenses saves Uber an enormous amount of money.”

The lawsuit was filed on the behalf of Hakan Yucesory, from Brookline, who is an Uber driver. Liss-Riordan is seeking class action status for the lawsuit.

“It’s these so-called new technology companies that are using old-school methods to keep their workers from having their rights under the law,” she said. “It’s the newest spin to avoid employee classification.”

Taylor Bennett, a spokesman for Uber, told The Boston Globe, “I can tell you that Uber will vigorously defend the rights of riders to enjoy competition and choice, and for drivers to build their own small business.”

Uber Sued in Boston for Mistreatment of Drivers by

Tagged: , , ,

Posted by on June 27, 2014. Filed under Business News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Accountant for Law Firm
USA-FL-Pensacola
Cutting-edge law firm seeks experienced Staff Accountant to join their team! This position offers job security, flexibility, work-life balance, and competitive salary. Candidates should have 7 to 1...


Apply now

Related Posts: