Over the last few weeks, drivers have been reaching out to RSG about a settlement from Uber. Given how long it takes for lawsuits to wind their way through the courts, it was understandable that many drivers were confused about which lawsuit this settlement was from. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea covers this settlement, what it offers drivers, and what Uber wants from them.
Uber is offering a confidential settlement of 11 cents per on-trip mile to a large group of drivers who did not opt-out of arbitration against Uber as part of the famous O’Connor lawsuit.
The drivers are suing Uber claiming they are actually employees of the company. The drivers base this argument on the fact that Uber exercises vast control over most aspects of driving for them. If you are part of the select group of drivers, you should have been contacted by now.
As employees, these drivers would be entitled to recover damages for vehicle and other expenses incurred while driving for Uber.