More start-ups have been hit with complaints in California over the employee status of contract workers, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
Workers from food-delivery companies GrubHub, DoorDash and Caviar have filed complaints in court that their role as contractors should be re-classified as full-fledged employees, the Times reported. If upheld, the suits could allow take-out delivery drivers to be eligible for benefits like insurance and expense reimbursement.
A GrubHub spokeswoman said she could not comment on pending litigation. DoorDash and Caviar did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.
The complaints come after similar on-demand services, like ride-hailing Uber and handyman-booking Handy, faced scrutiny from policymakers, courts and labor organizations over the treatment of gig workers.