Our Boston workplace injury lawyers have learned that a man from Acushnet, Massachusetts is the lead plaintiff in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston against FedEx Corp.
Thirty-one current and former truck drivers are suing the delivery company over improperly classifying them as independent contractors. They allege that the degree of control which FedEx has over its drivers creates an employer-employee relationship and seek an injunction changing the classification and monetary damagers.
This is the latest of several similar lawsuits against FedEx. Among the issues related to misclassification of workers is the fact that companies who classify workers as contractors can often avoid paying workers’ compensation.