New court ruling in Brazil says that Uber drivers are employees

A judge in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has ruled that a Uber driver is an employee, and ordered the company to pay the driver USD25.000, including compensation for holidays, contributions to a severance fund, and USD15.000 in moral damages related to attacks from taxi drivers. The ruling is not the first of its kind in Brazil. In February 2017, a labour court in Minas Gerais also ruled that a Uber driver is an employee of the company and is entitled to workers’ benefits. Uber states that it would appeal the Sao Paulo judge’s decision.