Uber facing breach of contract class action suit
Uber Must Face Breach of Contract Class Action Suit
August 2, 2017
A judge in California has ruled that ride-hailing giant Uber must face a class action suit from drivers who allege that the company breached its contract in denying them certain types of pay.
At issue in the case is Uber’s “upfront pricing model,” which charges passengers a projected fare before their ride actually begins, but pays drivers based on the distance and time actually driven. The suit’s central complaint is that this payment model limits drivers’ earnings and constitutes a breach of their employment contract.
The case has been kicking around the courts for some six months, with Uber repeatedly attempting to block it. The recent ruling ensures that the case will proceed.
Neither party indicated what its next legal steps would be.
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