Uber drivers fired in New York can now appeal before a panel of their peers

Signal of change / Uber drivers fired in New York can now appeal before a panel of their peers

By Anne-Louise Vernes / 24 Nov 2016

Following a series of other small wins for Uber drivers, many of whom are seeking greater worker protections, Uber finalized an agreement in November to let its more than 40,000 drivers in New York appeal deactivation decisions, in front of a panel of their peers.

Uber can “deactivate” (fire) drivers for anything from misconduct to poor passenger ratings. In most cities however, drivers who have been kicked off Uber’s platform have little recourse. This appeals process therefore comes as part of Uber's recognitiong of the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG), a group that advocates for Uber drivers in New York.

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http://qz.com/843967/uber-drivers-fired-in-new-york-can-now-appeal-before-a-panel-of-their-peers/

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