Uber fraud

I have been driving for Uber in the greater Sacramento area for the last year. I noticed that as other drivers were being offered incentives like ‘boost’ or ‘quest’ promotions I was not. My record with Uber has been and continues to be excellent with over 5000 rides given and a very high rating. I feel that I have lost out in great sums of money that should have been offered yet were not.
Do I have any legal recourse to obtain lost money due to negligence on Ubers part?
I have reached out to Uber and made at least 5 calls to the customer help line over a period of a week and a half with no real answer why.

Asked on October 1, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Not all workers need be treated the same or even fairly. Preferential treatment of some employees over others is legal. That is abcsent some form of legally actionable discimination (i.e. that based on race, religion, age (over 40), nationality, gender, disability. The fact is that unless there exists an employment contract or union agreemnt, most work reationshps are b"at will". This means that a business can set the condtions of employment much as it sees fit.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, you have no legal right to get the same benefits, bonuses, pay or promotions as other drivers. There is no law requiring that all employees be treated fairly or the same: some employees can get better compensation, etc. than others and it is legal. There is no need evenf or an explanation or reason--it can simply be done with way. If not happy with how Uber treats, you, consider looking for different work or employment.

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