Denmark - Supreme court ratifies fines Uber drivers - September 30, 2018

The supreme court has ratified fines that were charged to four Uber drivers for failing to have permits and violating laws that the country introduced to regulate Uber. The laws were implemented in February 2017 in response to protests that Uber creates an unfair competition by not following the legal standards that are required for established taxi firms. Nowadays Uber drivers must have seat sensors and fare meters in their cars. The drivers are also obliged to have official permits to transport passengers. The supreme court’s verdict is paving the way for similar fines on a further 1,500 drivers. Trade union 3F stated to be pleased with the supreme courts’ decision but calls for authorities to pursue Uber itself and not just its drivers.

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