Uber as a private hire operator (5)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3576
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Uber driver contract states: 'Driver may be deactivated or otherwise restricted from accessing or using the Driver App or the Uber Services in the event of a violation of this Addendum or Transportation Company's violation of the Agreement, or Driver's or Transportation Company's disparagement of Uber or any of its Affiliates, or Driver's or Transportation Company's act or omission that causes harm to Uber's or any of its Affiliates' brand, reputation or business as determined by Uber in its sole discretion'.

Given that there is a possibility that a driver might correctly believe that Uber as an operator is not fulfilling its duties according to the law and that highlighting such breaches is in the public interest, would such communications be protected under public interest disclosure laws?

Answer

Answer for Uber as a private hire operator (5)

Answer for Uber as a private hire operator (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whether any such disclosure qualifies for protection under public interest disclosure legislation will depend on the facts of an individual case.