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Uber threatens to leave California


Taxi service provider Uber threatens to cease operations in the U.S. State of California on Friday, writes The Wall Street Journal. This is due to a recent ruling by a judge, who ruled that Uber should treat drivers who drive through the Uber platform as employees. The company is completely opposed to that decision.

Uber brings together cab drivers and taxi drivers through an app. However, the drivers are not employed by the company. However, according to the court in the US state, there is indeed a contract of employment and Uber should reward the drivers as of Friday, August 21.

The company has appealed against the ruling and wants to go on as before until the new trial. However, it has not yet been authorised to do so. If this permission does not come before next Friday, Uber threatens to stop its activities, whether temporarily or not, in the state, Uber-topman Dara Khosrowshahi has informed.

Lyft, similar to Uber, has also made a similar threat. Salient detail, both companies have their headquarters in the California city of San Francisco.

In any case, the state is important for Uber and Lyft, where 9% and 16% of their journeys take place respectively. This while the turnover is already under pressure from the outbreak of COVID-19. Uber has 75% fewer journeys than last year, while Lyft has been given a 50% reduction in the molars.

Written by: Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O'Brien is a student who is taking only the first steps in journalism. The main interest is events from the world of macroeconomics and finance.

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