Keller Rohrback Investigates Uber Employment Practices

December 19, 2015

Keller Rohrback Investigates Uber Employment Practices

Attorneys at Keller Rohrback are investigating the misclassification of Uber drivers as independent contractors. By not classifying its drivers as employees, the car service is exploiting its drivers and shifting its business expenses to its workers.

Under the present system, Uber drivers are denied benefits and are not reimbursed for many of the expenses of their employment. Increased mileage creates additional out-of-pocket expenses as well as extra vehicle wear and tear. Drivers are required to pay for their vehicle, gas, and maintenance.

Uber requires drivers to follow a litany of rules when interacting with customers. These rules govern the cleanliness of their vehicles, the timeliness of pick-up and drop-off, and what they are allowed to say to customers. Drivers are graded on how well they follow these rules and subject to termination if they do not meet expectations. All of these facts indicate that Uber drivers meet the legal definition of employees, not independent contractors.

If you are an Uber driver and would like to learn more about your rights, contact attorney Steve Ross or David Copley at (800) 776-6044 or via email at to learn more about our investigation.

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