Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday August 17, 2015

Judge: Yelp Reviewers Are Not Employees

It looks like this crazy case has finally come to an end. I have no idea how these people ever thought they were "employees" in the first place.

A reasonable inference to be drawn from the complaint, and from plaintiffs’ arguments, is plaintiffs use the term "hired" to refer to a process by which any member of the public can sign up for an account on the Yelp website and submit reviews, and the term "fired" to refer to having their accounts involuntarily closed, presumably for conduct that Yelp contends breached its terms of service agreement.