The ride-hailing app has been accused of making it harder for drivers to earn a living, and the CEO of the company is leaving the company amid complaints about drivers’ poor conditions.
Read moreCompanies that work with Uber have been forced to defend themselves against claims that they treat their drivers badly, saying the company’s employees have no choice but to accept such conditions, which are often harsh.
In a statement, Uber said that its drivers have the right to be treated fairly and have the option to opt out.
“Our drivers are our core partners and we do everything in our power to make their lives as enjoyable and productive as possible,” it said.
“We take their safety seriously and are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and caring workplace.”
While the ride-sharing app has long been accused by some drivers of making their lives difficult, there has been little evidence to back up those claims.
Uber’s Chief Executive, Travis Kalanick, is leaving after a period of high-profile resignations, and has vowed to reform the company.
Uber said it is considering a possible buyout, but declined to elaborate.
Uber has been criticised for its treatment of drivers in the past.
The company was recently fined $10 million for violating labor laws by hiring illegal immigrants to work as drivers for its drivers.
Last year, the company was accused of forcing workers to work for less than minimum wage and charging them fees to cover the costs of their health insurance.
In response, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System said it would be reviewing all of its drivers’ benefits.