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    Uber sued for ‘automated’ dismissals

    Photo: Proxima Studio / Shutterstock In the first legal challenge of its kind, former Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal are suing the taxi-hailing company for using an algorithm to sack them. On behalf of four ex-Uber drivers, the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) has asked a court in Amsterdam to overrule Uber’s […] More

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    Most firms support tighter employment laws, poll finds

    Shutterstock Almost two-thirds (64%) of businesses would support tightening employment laws to prevent worker exploitation. This is according to a poll conducted by the Centre for Progressive Policy think tank, which has recommended eliminating the use of zero hours contracts; clarifying employment status in law to reflect the modern economy; and implementing a minimum wage […] More