Suit Claims FedEx Is Retaliating Against Mass. Drivers

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A recently announced decision to end FedEx Ground Package System Inc.'s business model in Massachusetts constitutes unlawful retaliation against drivers for bringing litigation over their classification as independent contractors, a putative class action filed Wednesday alleges.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of named plaintiffs and FedEx Home delivery drivers Steven Hayes and Chris Johnson in Massachusetts Superior Court.

On July 15 — the same day Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that FedEx Ground would cough up $3 million to settle claims that it misclassified...
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