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Uber loses Brazilian lawsuit of drivers

Uber loses Brazilian lawsuit of drivers

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Uber drivers are now working as freelancers but a Brazilian judge ruled that the drivers as an employee should be treated, with all the benefits that go with it.

Uber goes against the judgment in appeal, reports Reuters.

The Brazilian arbeidsrechter ruled that Uber, one of its drivers in Brazil, a compensation of 30,000 Brazilian reals (more than 9,000) to pay for overtime, night work, holidays and expenses as gasoline.

The case creates a precedent which other Brazilian Uber drivers, the company could sue. In several other countries, Uber already under fire for its construction where drivers are not in service, but decide when and for how long they carry passengers.

Uber gets that effect from his service as defense. According to the company, drivers are not required to register, and they may their own hours to organize, trips to reject, and for competitive rittendiensten drive.

In October 2016, found a British court even though that Uber drivers are employees. Also against that judgment is Uber appealing. In the U.S., said Uber recently for $ 20 million with the drivers, that the service had been sued for deception. Uber promised drivers in the cities of New York and San Francisco, a significantly higher median income than they actually managed to earn.

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