By John Suayan | Oct 17, 2018

HOUSTON – A popular on-demand food delivery service has been sued by one of its employees over its pay practices, recent Houston federal court records show.

Shazae Bessard brought a collective action complaint against DoorDash, Inc. on Oct. 16, claiming that the defendant misclassifies her and its other delivery drivers as “independent contractors” rather than “employees” and fails to pay them for all hours worked.

DoorDash is also accused of failing to pay appropriate overtime wages when workers, who are known as Dashers, put in more than 40 hours in a workweek as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Court documents further assert that the respondent has required the plaintiff and its other Dashers to pay business expenses. Because of this, the suit says, Bessard is “paid less than the statutory minimum and overtime wage required by Sections 206 and 207 of the FLSA.”

Consequently, she seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

The law firm Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP in Houston is representing the complainant.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-3846

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