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The Canton of Geneva prohibits Uber

The Canton of Geneva prohibits the Online car service mediator Uber, its activity in the Canton is to continue. The Californian company now has 30 days time, against the decision of appeal and thus to obtain a suspensive effect.

The Canton of Geneva was carried out on the activities of a legal analysis, said of the Geneva Council of state, Mauro Poggia on Friday against Keystone SDA. Also the Swiss television SRF reported about it.

According to this investigation, the Canton considers the intermediary as a transport company, the need to consider the driver as an employee and not as a Partner. Therefore, Uber should take account of the cantonal laws and rules for Taxis and transportation with chauffeurs, as well as the Swiss code of obligations. The Canton bans Uber now, its activities in the Canton of continue.

Uber, on the other hand, is viewed as a simple intermediary of journeys. The company has partnership agreements with the persons who use the platform, and rides to offer. The car service agent can appeal to the administrative court of appeal against the granted exercise ban. Such would have a suspensive effect.

taxi driver in Geneva to protest against the car service mediator Uber. Photo: Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi (anf/sda)

Created: 01.11.2019, 13:46 PM

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