A federal judge ordered San Francisco food-delivery company DoorDash to arbitrate over 5,000 actions brought by its delivery drivers in a move that could cost the company millions of dollars. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered DoorDash to comply with the arbitration agreements it made workers accept with a tap on their smartphones. Like many gig-economy companies, DoorDash requires that its couriers, which it calls “dashers,” resolve disputes out of court. “For decades, the employer-side bar and their employer clients have forced arbitration clauses upon workers, thus taking away their right to go to court,” Alsup wrote in the order filed Monday night. “The irony, in this case, is that the workers wish to enforce the very provisions forced on them by seeking, even if by the thousands, individual arbitrations, the remnant of procedural rights left to them,” Alsup added. Arbitration allows companies to settle disputes with workers outside the court system and is in theory intended to be faster, cheaper and more private than litigation. Related Stories Biz & TechBy Janelle Bitker and Shwanika NarayanGrubhub, DoorDash rush to add restaurants. Customers and…Biz & TechBy Mallory MoenchGig economy companies made workers arbitrate disputes. Then… What started as a dispute over… Read full this story
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