Bloomberg Law
Feb. 11, 2020, 2:24 AM

DoorDash Ordered Into Individual Arbitration With 5,000 Workers

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

DoorDash Inc. must individually arbitrate claims filed by more than 5,000 delivery drivers fighting for overtime pay and minimum wages, a federal judge in California said.

The online delivery company can’t stall the arbitration proceedings filed by the drivers who say they should have been considered employees, rather than independent contractors, said Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. DoorDash attorneys asked to halt the proceedings until a $39.5 million settlement in a state court moves forward.

Terrell Abernathy and 5,878 other couriers previously asked Alsup to compel individual arbitration of their claims ...

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