Today, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a historical decision on a class action lawsuit against Uber that preserves employee rights across the country.

The court found that, in the case of Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc., the $400 million lawsuit must be heard in Ontario, and not through international arbitration in the Netherlands as proposed by Uber.

“The Supreme Court of Canada’s message is very clear: if you wish to operate in this country, you have to be prepared to abide by the laws of Canada and adhere to the jurisdiction of its courts,” said employment lawyer Lior Samfiru of Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, who commenced the class action in 2017 on behalf of Uber drivers.