Uber Wins Trim Of Sick Leave Claim From Wage Class Action

Law360 (June 30, 2020, 8:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday trimmed Uber drivers' sick leave claim from a putative class action alleging the ride-hailing giant deprived drivers of benefits by misclassifying them as independent contractors, but declined to dismiss other claims and gave drivers a chance to bolster the sick leave allegation.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen dismissed without prejudice the drivers' claim related to paid sick leave entitlement, which serves as a predicate for their Unfair Competition Law and Declaratory Judgment Act claims, but rejected a number of Uber's legal challenges and its bid to strike portions of the complaint.

Judge Chen acknowledged in...

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