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Uber Drivers’ Self-Employed Status ‘Fictitious’, France Rules

  • U.S. ride-hailing company under pressure to reclassify workers
  • Europe, U.S. courts look into digital platform workers’ status
A person uses the French version of the Uber app in Paris.
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France’s top court ruling opens the way for Uber Technologies Inc. drivers to be reclassified as employees, the country’s highest court ruled on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of rulings globally to grant more rights to gig workers.