Driver Asks Court To Block Uber 'Contractor' Classification

Law360 (September 16, 2019, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A California Uber driver suing the company for misclassification has urged a federal judge to order the ride-sharing platform to immediately start deeming its drivers employees, saying a bill advanced last week by Golden State lawmakers making it harder to classify workers as independent contractors bolsters her case.

Plaintiff Angela McRay filed a motion on Friday seeking a preliminary injunction that would bar Uber Technologies Inc. from continuing to classify its drivers as independent contractors rather than as employees as part of her proposed class action alleging Uber illegally misclassified and underpaid her and other drivers.

McRay's suit was lodged just hours after...

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