Uber loses court battle in Lausanne
An Uber driver has won a court ruling in Lausanne, which lawyers believe will have far reaching ramifications to the industry.
The driver was dismissed by Uber after unspecified complaints – but the court ruled the man was not given an opportunity to defend himself.
The ruling means Uber drivers should be treated more like regular employees. Uber argues it’s a tech firm and not a taxi company and does not directly employ the drivers.
Uber can appeal, but the company may have to start paying social security and insurance for its drivers.
Regular taxi drivers claim Uber is unfairly undercutting them and costing them money.