Austin Drivers Sue Uber, Lyft

A Class Action Lawsuit has been filed against Uber and Lyft for leaving Austin.

The suit claims the ridesharers violated federal employment laws.

“When Uber and Lyft shuttered their operations in Austin, at least 10,000 drivers, according to company spokespeople, immediately lost their jobs,” Attorney John Davis told KTSA News.

Austin law firm Slack and Davis, LLP filed the lawsuit locally. Another lawsuit was filed in San Francisco.

Davis said the claim is under the WARN Act.

“The WARN Act requires employers to give effected employees 60 days notice before implementing a mass layoff or plant closing, as those terms are defined in the statute,” he said.

He claims Uber and Lyft did not provide adequate notice.

“The remedy under the statute is two months back pay and benefits,” he said.

KTSA News reached out to Uber, but did not hear back.

The ridershare companies have 21 days to respond to the lawsuits.

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