Does Uber Misclassify Employees? Lawsuit Filed Over Contract Status

Are you an Uber driver contracted out as an independent employee? A lawsuit filed in Massachusetts accuses Uber Technologies Inc. of exploiting drivers.

The lawsuit claims that Uber misclassifies its drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying them like other employees with benefits. It also accuses it of not giving drivers all of the money they are supposed to receive in gratuities from passengers, despite the fact that the company says it does.

Labor laws exist to ensure that employees are given fair and just compensation for the work they perform. Sometimes transportation companies try to skirt around overtime payments by classifying employees in various fashions, like independent contractors.

If you have experienced unfair labor practices or have been wronged by your employer, you may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation. Contact us today.

Kesluk, Silverstein & JacobLos Angeles employment attorneys