Court Sides with Drivers to Enforce AB 5, Halt Uber and Lyft’s Worker Misclassification

Monday, August 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, Aug. 10, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement today after a federal court granted a preliminary injunction request by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and the City Attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco to compel rideshare companies Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers as employees:

“Uber and Lyft have been fighting tooth and nail for years to cheat their drivers out of the basic workplace protections and benefits they have been legally entitled to. They have enriched their executives and their bottom line, while leaving taxpayers on the hook to subsidize the wages and benefits of their drivers. Today, the court sided with the People of California. I’m thankful to our Attorney General and city attorneys for demanding justice for the hundreds of thousands of rideshare drivers in California,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez said.

For questions or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact Sami Gallegos: samantha.gallegos@asm.ca.gov