What Rights Do Rideshare Drivers Have?

What Rights Do Rideshare Drivers Have?

For many years, one of the stereotypical day jobs for actors was driving a cab. It can be a good gig for someone who needs to make some cash with a flexible schedule. Today, there are services such as Uber and Lyft, where people can subcontract the job of driving customers using their own cars. In some ways, it’s better than working for a cab company. However, what rights do you have as a rideshare driver?

A Driver’s Rights

Before taking on a gig with Uber, Lyft or another company, it’s important to know the rights of rideshare drivers. You do, in fact, have some control over your work situation.

  • Right to refuse a passenger – If you have a valid reason to turn down a passenger, such as someone who is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, or whom you don’t feel safe with, you are allowed to do so. Both Uber and Lyft impose penalties for drivers who refuse a passenger, so be aware of what those penalties are.
  • Company commission – You have the right to request that the parent company takes no more than 10% as a commission, for example, $2.50 on a $25 fare.

Working as a rideshare driver can be a good way to make some extra money while leaving time in your day for other things. No matter who you work for, you have rights. Make sure you know them before you pick up your first passenger.

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