Legal Technology News

Uber Fights Back Against Claim That Drivers Want to Be Employees
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Uber driver

Summary: Employees would be subjected to schedules and choosing between their regular jobs and driving for Uber, which Uber claims the drivers don’t want.

Uber filed documents in the case against them to make their drivers employees. Uber is arguing that the plaintiffs in the case seeking status as employees for the company have very little in common with the other drivers they are representing.

  
What
Where


Uber claims that one plaintiff is so disconnected from the case that he doesn’t even know the name of the judge assigned to the case and Uber has accused another plaintiff of gaining $25,000 in referral bonuses by manipulating the software.

The case is in the process of being decided by Boston attorney, Shannon Liss-Riordan whether it should be a class action. The evidence Uber has produced include sworn statements from hundreds of drivers stating that they would rather work as independent contractors and being declared as employees would economically hurt them.

Liss-Riordan argues that it doesn’t matter if the plaintiffs don’t share common interests with the other drivers or like the idea of being employees. The case is about whether the drivers legally should be employees. The federal judge in California ruled that there was enough evidence to support the drivers being employees based on the fact that Uber dictates the terms of work. Uber still claims they are a technology service not an employer.

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!!




Uber is represented by Ted Boutrous of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2015/07/09/uber-says-its-drivers-want-no-part-of-lawsuit-to-make-them-employees/



Photo: greenwichtime.com



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate - Education Law

USA-PA-Philadelphia

Education/School Law Attorney  Boutique firm located in Center City, Philadelphia, is seekin...

Apply now

Associate, NonProfit Corporation and Business Enterprise Practice Group

USA-PA-Philadelphia

Nonprofits and Business Enterprises Associate Job Description Sand & Saidel, P.C. is looking for ...

Apply now

Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Excellent opportunity for a full-time, experienced litigation attorney (minimum 5 years) to join our...

Apply now

ADA Compliance Officer

USA-CA-Los Angeles

The Personnel Commission of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is currently recruiti...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-LA-New Orleans

New Orleans office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 1-2 ye...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of our client seeks attorney with 4-10 years of litigation experience. The candidate ...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-NV-Las Vegas

Las Vegas office of our client seeks litigation associate attorney with preferably 3+ years of exper...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top