DoorDash Class Action Lawsuit
Update: September 2019
Thank you for reaching out to our firm regarding the DoorDash lawsuit. At this time, we are no longer taking any new clients as plaintiffs, but you are part of the class action by default as a class member. This means, you will hear from us if the class is certified and allowed to go forward. We will communicate this information likely by mail or email so please complete your contact information on the below form link. We are projecting a time frame of 6-9 months before any action is taken.
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Update: March 2019
We are reviewing the DOORDASH ONLINE FORM submissions and are currently accepting those persons that signed up for DoorDash within the past 30 days. If you are one of those people, we will be sending an update shortly about next steps. For now, if you are not in this group we are not accepting new clients. However, you will be a member of the class when and if it is certified.
ATLANTA, GA: (February 8, 2019) – Attorneys from Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC’s class action group filed a class action complaint today against DoorDash, Inc. (Defendant) for breach of contract and unlawfully taking tips that were intended for their delivery drivers. DoorDash is a national food delivery service, and the case arises from their improper conversion of tips directed and intended for drivers.
DoorDash is an on-demand food delivery service which delivers meals from national restaurant chains and local restaurants, as well as groceries from places like Wal-Mart. When a customer places an order with DoorDash, a customer has the ability to leave an additional gratuity, or tip, for the DoorDash delivery drivers (called “Dashers”). The default “Dasher Tip” is currently set to 10% of the order, but the customer may also leave a custom tip.
In terms of compensation to its drivers, DoorDash promises each driver a guaranteed base pay for each delivery job, plus 100% of the gratuity. However, DoorDash does not remit the full amount of gratuity that a consumer leaves for a Dasher. Instead of paying this tip to the Dasher, DoorDash actually uses the gratuity to cover its costs for the guaranteed base pay promised to Dashers. For example, if DoorDash promised the Dasher $5 base pay for the delivery, and the customer tips the Dasher in an amount of $2, the Dasher still only gets $5.
On its website and other marketing materials, DoorDash deceptively advertises and represents that a gratuity can be added for a delivery and that the driver would receive “100% of tips” from the customer. DoorDash does not disclose that it keeps a substantial portion of this additional charge for itself as its own additional revenue to offset the guaranteed base pay promised to Dashers. This deceptive compensation scheme is illegal and violates federal and state law.
HGD attorneys Jim McDonough and Lew Garrison bring the action on behalf of the Dasher plaintiffs against DoorDash, Inc. for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, conversion, unjust enrichment, and violations of consumer protection laws. The lawsuit seeks the return of tips rightfully earned by Dashers in order to remedy DoorDash’s improper withholding of those tips, which resulted in Dashers not receiving 100% of the tips that were intended for them.
Even if you feel you are not ready to file a suit, consult one of our qualified lawyers as soon as possible so that you will know your options. We do not charge any fees upfront. In fact, we will only charge attorney’s fees if we obtain a financial settlement for you. If you don’t win, we won’t get paid a legal fee.
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Case Name: Jamie Webb and Aaron Hodge V. Doordash, Inc.
Case 1:19-cv-00665-CC Document 1 Filed 02/08/19