A Framingham lawyer has filed a lawsuit against FedEx on behalf of a former FedEx driver from Brockton, Massachusetts. The former driver worked at the company’s West Bridgewater terminal and claims he was misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee so that the shipping company could avoid paying workers’ compensation and other benefits.
The attorney says he already filed a proposed class action lawsuit against FedEx in 2008, but he’s waiting for a judge to decide on that class action request.
He’s also filing a series of individual lawsuits so that the former multi-route FedEx Ground drivers don’t miss out due to statues of limitations. Two Boston lawyers are apparently representing single-route drivers in other cases.
Source: Former FedEx driver from Brockton sues over being classified as an independent contractor, Patriot Ledger, June 22, 2010
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