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'In order to make a living I must put myself and my community in danger': Uber drivers say the company's inconsistent sick pay policy is pushing them to keep working - even if they get sick

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Uber drivers have told Business Insider the company's restrictive and inconsistent coronavirus sick pay policy is forcing them to choose between their health and their bank accounts.
Public health officials have instructed older Americans , those with serious underlying health conditions , and people experiencing common coronavirus symptoms to stay home to avoid catching or spreading the disease.
But Uber has refused to pay drivers facing those circumstances, even as it deactivates their accounts in an apparent acknowledgement of the risk they may pose to passengers.
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Uber says it has paid out $3 million to drivers and delivery workers in the US through its coronavirus sick pay program

Uber says it has paid out $3 million to drivers and delivery workers in the US through its coronavirus sick pay program

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Uber has paid $3 million in coronavirus sick pay to US drivers and delivery workers, a spokeswoman told Business Insider.
But drivers have found it nearly impossible to qualify for financial assistance from the company and have said it's enforcing the policy inconsistently.
Even drivers who met Uber's criteria were only paid after Business Insider reported their stories.
The spokeswoman said Uber acknowledges it made mistakes rolling out the policy, but that it is reviewing cases that may have been incorrectly decided and that it continues to support drivers.
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