Bloomberg Law
May 22, 2023, 7:40 PMUpdated: May 22, 2023, 8:44 PM

Beachbody Co. Sued for Allegedly Misclassifying ‘Coaches’ (1)

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Beachbody Co., a nutrition and wellness platform, was sued Monday by a former coach alleging the Southern California company misclassifies workers as independent contractors and fails to properly pay wages.

The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit contends the multilevel marketing company depends on a salesforce it calls coaches to engage in social media marketing to attract people to the platform, products such as videos, supplements, and nutrition shakes, and services. The coaches purchase products, must pay monthly “business service” fees to access what they need to sell products in violation of California law, and are under Beachbody’s “pervasive control and ...

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