An Uber driver who tested positive for coronavirus says the company didn’t pay him the sick pay it had promised until he took to Twitter to tell his story, CNET reported Wednesday.
Uber said earlier in March that it would compensate drivers and delivery workers diagnosed with COVID-19
or placed in mandatory quarantine.
However, three drivers told CNET that they’ve had difficulty getting the company to approve their compensation requests.
Gig workers, most of whom are independent contractors, have said companies aren’t doing enough to protect their financial or physical health as the coronavirus pandemic upends business as usual.
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An Uber driver in San Francisco who tested positive for COVID-19 couldn’t get the company to cover his sick pay as it had promised until he called out the company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, on Twitter, according to CNET.
The driver told CNET he came in contact with two passengers who he believed might have had the coronavirus: one who had recently traveled to Taiwan and told the driver they had the coronavirus, and another who was coughing up blood on the way to the hospital.
So, he stopped accepting trips and went to get tested himself. He …read more
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