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Shipt, an American delivery service owned by Target Corporation, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is being sued over worker misclassification. The lawsuits accuse the delivery company of labeling their "personal shoppers" as independent contractors in a ploy to avoid paying out benefits like state unemployment insurance and workers' compensation.
The delivery company disagrees with the allegations. In an interview, a Shipt spokesperson claimed that shoppers who worked as independent contractors with Shipt prefer setting their hours, and "the flexibility that comes with being an independent contractor" was one of the main reasons many shoppers chose to earn on their platform. Citing their own survey, they claim that 80% of their workers view flexibility as a critical priority.
However, while the company may push the idea that their delivery/shopper persons are free to choose their work hours and control over their independence, the lawsuit shows that the company has complete control over every facet of the shopper's work. It has been shown that shoppers at Shipt have zero clarity over how much they will be paid day to day and often do not receive the minimum wage and overtime they're entitled to under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
If you believe you or someone you know has been misclassified by Shipt, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation. For more information, contact our attorneys today by completing our free, no-obligation case evaluation form today.
Who Qualifies For A Claim?
- Employees who worked for Shipt from 2019-Present
- Drove 500+ miles
- Worked 500+ hours
- Worked in at least one of the following states: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, District of Columbia, Minnesota, Vermont, Connecticut