Robots make the perfect employee. They don't complain, they don't get sick, and, as of this writing, they don't have babies. When robots can do the job in today's economy, they get the job.
When they can't, a human must suffice. You still need a human to make the perfect latte, ask security questions at the airport and, for the time being, drive a taxi.
That hasn't stopped many employers from trying to robotize the people they can't do without. Many have built business models in which they can, in effect, dust off a human when its labor is required and ignore all its other needs.
This is the famous gig economy. It's app-based cab services insisting that their drivers are private contractors not entitled the traditional benefits of employment. It's national chain stores calling employees to duty at a moment's notice, the heck with any schedule.