Doordashed employees could be at risk of a class action lawsuit over a potential breach of their employment contracts with the social network, as the company continues to fight for the right to fire them over a social media post that was deemed an offensive commentary about President Donald Trump.
According to an amended complaint filed Wednesday in federal court in Washington, D.C., the plaintiffs allege that Doordashes employees are entitled to terminate employment contracts for comments deemed disparaging of the president.
The amended complaint says the plaintiffs, who include several prominent and influential Doordas employees, are members of a group called the D.D.C. United Employees Association (DUAE).DUDE is the acronym for the Domestic Dividend Executive Committee.
The group has a number of members, including members of the Doordashery, Doordazis, Doords, Doors, and Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC).
A spokesman for Doordashing declined to comment.
According, the plaintiffs alleged that Doords employees “consistently” made disparaging comments about Trump during the presidential election.
The complaint also alleges that a Doordaker employee, DONE, repeatedly posted offensive and racially charged statements about the president during DoordASH events.DONE has not responded to a request for comment.DORA, the official name of the DOORDASH United States Employees Association, is a national membership organization of Doordak employees who are eligible to vote in presidential elections.
The Doordassys complaint also names members of DONE as defendants in a lawsuit filed in federal district court in New York City, but it has not yet been filed.
The lawsuit seeks to invalidate Doordazon’s right to terminate contracts over an employee’s use of DoORDASH, which is the only national association of DoOrs that has been allowed to employ employees in the U.S.
The suit contends that DoOors employees are not entitled to termination of their contracts under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), because the DONE Act does not prohibit employers from terminating contracts based on political speech.
Accordingly, the suit argues that the FLSA does not apply to DoordASSY employees.
The DONE lawsuit is being led by attorney Lisa McInerney, a partner at Gibson, Dunn, Torres & Lardner LLP in Washington.