New developments in Brazil could throw a spanner in the works for ride-sharing giant Uber.
Earlier this week, Brazilian Judge Marcio Toledo Gonçalves ruled that the company’s drivers should not be considered contractors, but employees that are entitled to workers’ benefits.
While the company is appealing the decision, this ruling could snowball across the region, causing a lot of unexpected disruption.
Furthermore, new data from Reuters found that robberies of Uber drivers in Sao Paulo rose ten-fold last year, with attacks increasing an average of 13 per month.
Not all press is good press, it seems.
With these new challenges, the company’s proposed Brazilian support center could be more difficult to establish than previously thought.