Julia Simon-Mishel Writes About Uber Drivers and Unemployment

Former Fellow Julia Simon-Mishel (’14) wrote for the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law’s website ClearingHouse Community about the uphill battle UberX drivers face in seeking unemployment benefits and her successful legal challenge on behalf of one driver, D.L. (“Driving Out of Benefits: Challenging Pennsylvania’s Disqualification of UberX Drivers From Unemployment Compensation,” May 2018). “The majority found that D.L. was not self-employed because the evidence did not establish that he intended to start his own independent business,” Julia wrote.