Fedex might have unlawfully classified its delivery drivers as independent contractors thereby wrongfully denying those drivers holiday pay, workers compensation benefits, retirement benefits and other mandated benefits.
Failure To Reimburse For Employer Forced Purchases
Failur To Pay Vacation Time
Misclassification Of Employees As Independent Contractors
Failure To Pay Business Expenses
Products or Services
This is a pending class action lawsuit against FedEx on behalf of FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers across the country.
The class action lawsuit alleges that FedEx led its FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers to believe that they would be truly independent workers -- not subject to the direction and control of the company. This is not the case. FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers are required to follow all the rules of FedEx and are treated in virtually every respect as employees -- except they don't get any of the benefits like holiday pay, workers compensation and retirement and discounted stock. In addition, they must pay for everything from gas to trucks to uniforms. The FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers assert that FedEx actually retains control of them through the Operating Agreement and its addenda, so FedEx's classification of them as independent contractors is illegal.
FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers have filed suits based on the laws of the states where they work. In addition, FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers in Kansas have brought a claim under the Employee Retirment Income Security Act (ERISA) on behalf of all drivers nationwide, and drivers in California have brought a nationwide claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The numerous class actions have been consolidated for pre-trial proceedings in the Northern District of Indiana. For more information about the lawsuits, including links to the recent court order granting class certification to the ERISA claim, click here.
Name (Stock Symbol)
FedEx Corporation (FDX)
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services.
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