Ex-Uber driver says her phone-sex business helped her tackle Uber

June 18, 2015 1:32 AM

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SAN FRANCISCO The former Uber driver who won a potentially landmark employment ruling against the ride-sharing company told Reuters on Wednesday she relied on her years of running a phone sex company to take on Uber, one of Silicon Valley's biggest private companies.

Barbara Ann Berwick represented herself, without an attorney, before the California Labor Commission, which found earlier this month that she had been an Uber employee, not an independent contractor, and thus was entitled to be reimbursed for expenses.

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