SFALP students worked with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to sue Uber and Lyft in May of 2020 for misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors. The complaint alleges that Uber and Lyft made the calculated business decision to misclassify their on-demand drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, depriving workers of critical workplace protections such as the right to minimum wage and overtime as well as access to paid sick leave, disability insurance, and unemployment insurance. SFALP students provided crucial support in researching the case leading up to the filing and have been working on the lawsuit ever since. 

 

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