Canada's top court rules in favor of Uber driver in gig economy case

Canada's top court rules in favor of Uber driver in gig economy case

Canada's Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of a driver for Uber Technologies Inc in a gig economy case that paves the way for a class action suit calling for drivers to be recognized as employees.

Uber's logo is pictured at its office in Bogota
Uber's logo is pictured at its office in Bogota, Colombia, December 12, 2019. Picture taken December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/Files

OTTAWA: Canada's Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of a driver for Uber Technologies Inc in a gig economy case that paves the way for a class action suit calling for drivers to be recognized as employees.

UberEats driver David Heller had sought the class action suit in order to secure a minimum wage, vacation pay and other benefits. The ruling dismisses an appeal made by Uber to an earlier Ontario appeals court decision.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Source: Reuters

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