Supreme Court of Canada opens the possibility for Uber drivers to be considered workers

The Canadian Supreme Court has opened the door to a $ 400 million class-action lawsuit against Uber, thereby sided with drivers in a dispute through the Ontario courts, the portal reported. CBC.

This decision ruled that drivers will be able to solve their labor problems through Ontario courts, thus opening the possibility that Uber drivers, who until now were considered only locators, can be considered as employees under the protection of the Law Canadian workplace.

In this way, the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada is expected to affect other digital companies with a system of operations similar to that of Uber, which do not consider collaborators as workers but rather as independent contractors and them as an intermediation platform. of services.

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Sergio Puicon
Ninth cycle law student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. With interest in Commercial Law, Fintech and Capital Markets. I believe in the power of information and technology as a tool to enhance it.


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