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

Wednesday December 09, 2015

Courts Expand Class-Action Lawsuit Against Uber

More bad news from the courts today for Uber. How much more remains to be seen as the flood gates are now wide open for potential plaintiffs.

Many more Uber drivers in California can participate in a class action against the ride service over their employment status, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday, even if they did not opt out of an arbitration clause in their contracts. Drivers sued Uber in San Francisco federal court, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. The drivers currently pay those costs themselves.