February 5, 2020 / 6:21 PM / in 20 days

Uber wins appeal in Brazil, court says drivers are not employees

SAO PAULO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A superior labor court in Sao Paulo state ruled on Wednesday that there is no employment relationship between Uber and its drivers, siding with the ride hailing company against a driver in the Guarulhos district.

The judge ruled against recognizing an employer-employee link, arguing the drivers can disconnect at any time from the app and have a flexible work schedule, the court said. Uber had argued that its platform is a digital intermediary and the drivers accept that condition when they sign on.

Reporting by Peter Frontini Editing by Chris Reese

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