Cavalluzzo lawyers Ryan White and Cole Eisen, with assistance from articling student Hannah Goddard Rebstein, represented Uber bike courier Saurabh Sharma in a historic win at the Ministry of Labour. Uber, like many food delivery apps, classified Mr. Sharma as an independent contractor rather than an employee, denying him the protections of the Employment Standards Act. Mr. Sharma filed a complaint with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, with the assistance of Cavalluzzo counsel. An Employment Standards Officer upheld Mr. Sharma’s complaint, finding that he was an employee and awarding him approximately $1,000 in unpaid wages, holiday pay and vacation pay.
Lawyers for Uber have announced they will appeal this decision.
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