Uber drivers granted class action status in lawsuit over tips

September 1, 2015 8:42 PM

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Uber drivers granted class action status in lawsuit over tips

SAN FRANCISCO Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, a U.S. judge said on Tuesday, in a ruling in a case that could have wide implications for the sharing economy.

Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. The drivers currently pay those costs themselves.

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