Frontline worker jobs are now at risk as grocery store driver employees are being fired, union workers will not be affected. Prop 22 was approved by a majority of voters in California in the U.S. general election on November 3, 2020. It permits companies to continue treating “app-based ride -share and delivery drivers” as independent contractors rather than employees, who are entitled to wage and labor protections under state law.
The companies who are in position to fire essential workers are now able to abuse prop 22 by replacing full-time employees with independent contract workers. The passage of proposition 22 in California is affecting the rights of independent contract workers, stripping them of the state’s minimum wage guarantee, paid sick leave, other protections, and human rights.
Prop 22 is great for employers, but it’s a huge loss for workers, specifically essential workers. This will encourage other companies to reclassify their work force as independent contractors, and once they do, over a century of labor protections vanishes overnight.
If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, or you have been discriminated against because of your disability and would like to know your rights as an employee in the state of California, please contact the attorneys at the California Employment Legal Group today for a free consultation with an experienced employment lawyer.