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UBER EATS SETTLES CASE WITH DRIVER WHO ALLEGED UNFAIR DISMISSAL OVER LATE DELIVERY

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Uber in Australia has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with a food delivery driver, after Federal Court judges questioned the company's argument that drivers are not employees, according to ABC News.

Unfair Dismissal

Adelaide-based former Uber Eats driver Amita Gupta and her husband Santosh completed more than 2,000 deliveries between September 2017 and January 2019.


Gupta alleged she was sacked for being 10 minutes late with a delivery and challenged the global ride-sharing giant in the Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Commission rejected her claim, ruling that she was not an "employee" by law and that it therefore did not have jurisdiction to hear her case. Backed by the Transport Workers' Union, in 2019 Gupta appealed the ruling and then took her legal fight to the Federal Court, which heard detailed submissions last month


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