New Uber contract could have chilling effect on class action, says lawyer

published 31.08.2020 16:19

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Samfiru, however, worries the contract could have a chilling effect on the class-action he started in 2017 with Ontario Uber Eats driver David Heller.

Uber said in a statement to The Canadian Press that "with the updated arbitration clause, dispute resolution is now more accessible to drivers, bringing Uber Canada in line with other jurisdictions."

Uber, instead, wants drivers to agree to settle their issues with the company through arbitration or on an individual basis, Samfiru said.

TORONTO -- Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to keep its Canadian drivers from joining or starting class-action lawsuits against the company -- a move that threatens to upend a $400-million fight from drivers wanting to be recognized as employees, says a lawyer.

If drivers sign Uber's contract, they'll have to stay out of his class action unless they read some of the contract's fine print and email the company at an address he said was provided to opt out of the clause.

by Tara Deschamps from ctvnews.ca

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