SAN FRANCISCO – An Austin, Texas Uber driver has filed a class-action lawsuit against the car service alleging it shut down operations in the city without properly warning its employees.
Todd Johnston filed a complaint on behalf of a class of similarly situated persons on June 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Uber Technologies Inc. citing violation of the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he lost his job and therefore lost his source of income when Uber terminated operations in Austin in May. The plaintiff holds Uber Technologies Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly did not provide 60 days' notice prior to closing as required by the WARN Act.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive and declaratory relief, statutory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Michael L. Slack and John R. Davis of Slack & Davis LLP in Austin, Texas and Thomas J. Brandi and Brian J. Malloy of The Brandi Law Firm in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03134-JCS