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(Reuters) – San Francisco’s district attorney on Wednesday filed a preliminary injunction against food delivery firm DoorDash to reclassify its contractors as employees, days after a judge granted a similar request in a case against ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft.
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A DoorDash spokesman said the company felt the effort was ill-timed and that its internal data suggested the majority of its workers wanted to remain as contractors.
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“In the midst of one of the deepest economic recessions in our nation’s history, today’s action … threatens billions of dollars in earnings for California Dashers and revenue for restaurants that rely upon sales from delivery to keep their businesses open”, the spokesman said in an email.
Wednesday’s motion will apply to all DoorDash workers in California, said lead District Attorney Chesa Boudin, confirming an earlier Financial Times report.