It looks like Uber drivers in California will have their day in court, as Bloomberg reports that the ride share company couldn’t convince the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco to halt a major class-action trial.
Uber wanted to pause the trial as it seeks to challenge a ruling in December that added 100,000 new names to the class action suit. Without the ability to stop the proceedings, however, things will be progressing as normal.
The class action suit revolves around issues that Uber has struggled with in the past year, namely in the classification of its thousands of drivers as contractors and denying them tips and reimbursement for expenses. Depending on the nature of the ruling, the trial could have serious, lasting effects on the overall treatment of workers within the gig economy as well as a more direct impact on Uber’s operations structure.
➤ Uber Loses Bid to Pause Drivers Group Lawsuit as Trial Looms [Bloomberg]