Uber Fights Class-Action ‘Employee’ Lawsuit
They’re steering clients in the wrong direction. That’s the ride-sharing service’s response to the lawyers for a group of drivers demanding employee status. Uber has filed an opposition to the “class-action” nature of the suit, citing sworn declarations from hundreds of its drivers who say they’d prefer to remain independent contractors. The company claims that the plaintiffs don’t know much about those they supposedly represent: real drivers. But desire doesn’t determine law, and it’ll be up to a federal district court in San Francisco next month to determine who’s boss.