Uber settles legal action but faces multimillion-dollar payout

Row over whether Uber drivers were contractors or employees

24th April, 2016
Travis Kalanick, Uber chief executive

Taxi firm Uber has settled a US legal action after a dispute with some of its drivers. The row centred on whether Uber drivers should be classified as contractors or employees. Under the proposed terms of the settlement, Uber will have to pay out up to $100 million.

“Drivers value their independence – the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock. That’s why we are so pleased that this settlement recognises that drivers...

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