The Uber saga continues in Geneva. According to 24 Heures, registered Geneva taxi drivers called for a provisional ban on Uber and took their plea to the Federal Tribunal in Bern. They argued that Uber is engaging in unfair competition. The Tribunal however rejected their plea.
Private drivers typically offer cheaper journeys than traditional taxis. Some taxi drivers argue this is because they pay no social security charges and in some cases no tax, allowing them to charge lower prices. This they say this is unfair competition.
In a landmark case in California in June 2015 the New York Times reported that a court ruled that an Uber driver was an employee rather than a contractor and ordered Uber to reimburse the plaintiff for expenses such as social security payments.
Full 24 Heures article (in French)