Instacart Litigation

Employee Misclassification

Instacart delivery workers filed a class action lawsuit claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors.


If you have ever worked for Instacart and you want more information, feel free to call 415-495-7800 or e-mail the attorneys representing the class.

Employee Claims

On March 20, 2017, The Arns Law Firm filed a settlement with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The workers claimed they were entitled to be reimbursed for expenses, such as fuel, parking fees, vehicle maintenance, and vehicle-related insurance. Additionally, the drivers accused Instacart of refusing to pay their wages, overtime wages, income tax contributions, and certain benefits required by state and federal law.


The settlement provides $4.6 million and is coordinated with a $2 million settlement filed in the Sumerlin v. Instacart case filed last year.


Also under the terms of the settlement, Instacart will make the following changes to its policies and programs:

  • Modify its customer interface so Instacart customers can more easily tip delivery workers

  • Create a formal process for workers to dispute terminations.

  • Take steps to help workers understand commercial insurance protections and requirements.

  • Make transparent payment statements so workers can more easily understand how they are paid for their work.

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