May 17, 2016 04:41 AM EDT

Uber Drivers Unhappy With $100 Million Deal: It’s Less Than A Tank Of Gas

By Jane Reed

Last month, the ride-hailing service company, Uber, has announced that it was able to reach a $100 million settlement deal against a court case that ran for 3 years. But the Uber driver who started the lawsuit in the first place is not happy with the deal.

Douglas O'Connor filed suit against the company in 2013, claiming that Uber had misclassified its drivers as independent contractors and that they should be employees. He pushes the fact that the company's business model is not appropriate. O'Connor is now objecting to the settlement that bears his name, saying that it shortchanges drivers of billions of dollars.

"I am compelled to submit this declaration objecting to the class action settlement on behalf of myself and on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of other Uber Drivers... Who were at first given hope and a voice by the lawsuit bearing my name but now feel utterly betrayed and sold-out by an unjust settlement result that only benefits Uber," he said according to Business Insider.

The helpless feelings from these drivers are left unnoticed as Uber pushes their business model in the front-line, stating that "drivers are contractors, which allows them to have greater flexibility on the job, but makes them responsible for their own expenses"

He also insisted that he never received a copy of the settlement before Uber went ahead and announced it last month. It seemed to him that the company was eager to close the case quickly. Wired has it that it's not just O'Connor who isn't happy about this settlement. JobsNHire previously reported that the advantage that Uber will get from the settlement is $600 million worth which means that the $100 million shell out was a steal.

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