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Uber Eats avoids landmark ruling on workers’ status by settling case with delivery rider

Settlement by Australian arm of company comes before federal court could rule whether sacked delivery rider Amita Gupta was an employee or a contractor

Uber has settled a high-profile case with one of its food delivery riders, avoiding a landmark ruling on whether gig economy workers are employees or contractors, experts say.

The Australian arm of the multinational company settled with former Uber Eats delivery rider Amita Gupta before the full bench of the federal court could rule on whether she was an employee or a contractor.

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