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French court orders Uber to pay nearly $18 million to drivers; company appeals

A French court on Friday awarded Uber about €17 million (S$24.34 million) in damages and lost wages to a group of drivers who argued they should have been treated like employees rather than self-employed. Both parties to the lawsuit told Reuters.

“This is a big win after a long legal battle that started in 2020.

The court ruled that the client’s working relationship should be recognized as an employment contract. That means Uber has to reimburse clients for professional expenses such as car purchases, fuel, and overtime.

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