UBER AIDS THE CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS – Offers paid time off
Uber offers time off for affected employees
Uber announced they will be paying driver’s sick leave if they contract the Coronavirus, or CVOID-19. The amount of days a driver could receive is up to 14 days off with compensation.
Uber contracts drivers through their mobile app, some even make it a full-time job. The company has announced this decision after the virus affected over 100,000 people around the world.
Andrew MacDonald, the senior vice president, told the press that any driver who is infected by the virus will receive up to 14-days compensation. Partly due to the fact how people are being quarantined until the virus is completely out of their systems.
Although the drivers will receive compensation, Uber has not announced how much they will receive in return.
Another ride-sharing service, Lyft, is also considering following the same idea. Although, while Uber promised compensation, Lyft only announced they would accept time off with no mention of paid leave.
Over the past month, both companies have made sure to notify drivers of the safety behind washing hands and having hand sanitizer in their vehicles.
While this virus progresses over the next few weeks, it is likely there will be more companies adopting these same mentalities. Especially after issues like Flybe collapsing under the travel strain. With numerous reports of employees in high end companies being afflicted more people will adopt policies to cover them.