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Uber Fights Over Employment Rights, Fraudulent Fees

Posted on July 22, 2016

Uber Sued Over Alleged Scheme to Collect ‘Fraudulent’ Fees: A suit alleges a “deceptive scheme” to “generate millions of dollars based on [Uber’s] fraudulent, unearned and unconscionable ‘cancellation fees.’”

Is there really evidence of a widespread problem with bogus fees for no-show rides?. San Francisco Magazine article here

Blind Girl Denied Uber Ride Because Of Service Dog: A 10-year-old blind girl and her teacher were denied a ride by an Uber driver because of a service dog. WESH 2 News article here

Uber Driver Arrested at Lambert Airport After Dropping Off Passenger: Gary Dees thought he was following the rules when he dropped off a passenger at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Yet the 67-year-old retiree from Hillsboro, Mo., found himself leaving the airport in handcuffs. Riverfront Times article here

London Drivers Battle Uber Over Employment Rights: Uber has been taken to a London employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay. The test case centers around whether the drivers can be considered workers or, as Uber argues, as self-employed. BBC article here

Related Topics: airport rules, driver behavior, employee vs independent contractor, Florida operators, independent contractor issues, labor laws, lawsuits, London operators, Missouri operators, TNC travesty, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 3 years ago

    So much drama from a so called tech giant... throwing money into every fire they have to deal with.. failed business with executives that dont understand the transportation business.... they did not understand the private jet charter business and thats why its officially shut down. I will guess 3 more years and uber will be gone... no ipo since their 2015 financials show its a failed business model

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