Uber, Lyft Lose Bid to Toss Massachusetts Driver Status Suit (1)

March 25, 2021, 8:31 PM

The Massachusetts attorney general’s lawsuit accusing Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. of misclassifying its drivers can move forward, despite a request from the ridehailing giants to dismiss the case, a state court judge ruled Thursday.

State Attorney General Maura Healey alleged last year that the companies should be forced to treat their workers as employees entitled to wage-hour and paid leave protections.

Justice Kenneth W. Salinger of the Suffolk County Superior Court allowed the lawsuit to move forward, saying it “plausibly suggests that Uber and Lyft misclassify their drivers and, as a result, deprive some drivers of required minimum ...

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