Britain’s top court on Friday gave a fair judgment in favor of the Uber drivers. The US cab giant Company Uber’s employees are now entitled to have workers’ rights. The Supreme Court’s substantial rules stated that the drivers are now workers who have been fighting a prolonged legal war with the Silicon Valley taxi and delivery company.
What was the scenario of the Uber Drivers before the Verdict?
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Uber drivers were treated like self-employed employees. The Uber drivers were denied their basic rights such as the right to take leave from work and take breaks due to constant riding.
Who were all the individuals who fought this legal battle?
25 drivers were part of the case. Paul Jennings who is a lawyer at the Bates Wells was the man who represented the drivers. He said that the ruling is the end of the road for Uber’s five years fight over the status of its drivers.
How was the legal battle for Uber drivers around the world?
The Company took away the operating license of the Drivers in London in the year 2019 for the second time.
The United States
In March 2019 The Company paid 20 million dollars in order to settle the lawsuit which was brought by the drivers. In September 2019 Uber was sued for misclassifying the drivers as independent contractors.
In November 2019 A New York court released Uber’s lawsuit challenging the city law by limiting the number of licenses for ride-hailing services.
In the year 2019 in May, The Company was accused of operating illegally and exploiting and harming the drivers financially.
The Supreme Court of Germany gave the verdict in December 2018 by saying that an unused luxurious car was offered by Uber was illegal.
In March 2019, Uber had to pay 2.3 Million Euros which is 2.79 Million Dollars in order to settle the court case.
In Austria Uber was suspended for two days in the year 2018 due to a local taxi firm’s legal action.
Who welcomed the Supreme Court Verdict?
London mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the anticipated Supreme Court verdict. He concluded the verdict with the words. “It is a landmark decision for people who suffer from low pay and a lack of security at work,” he said.
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