Three Uber drivers who were fired after alleged conflicts with passengers refusing to follow COVID-19 safety rules have filed a complaint against the tech giant through B.C.’s Labour Relations Board.

The drivers claim they were unfairly fired after refusing unsafe work. The complaint was filed on their behalf by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 1518.

Union president Kim Novak said all drivers were highly rated on the app, but were unfairly fired after a small number of bad reviews from disgruntled riders who were refused service for violating Uber’s COVID-19 safety measures.

“These drivers are following the rules, but they’re ultimately being punished for it,” said Novak.