LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – It’s been about a month since two lawsuits have been filed against the food delivery service, Waitr.
The two drivers, Jualeia Halley and Heather Gongaware, are a part of a much larger group of over 100 drivers claiming they weren’t properly paid by Waitr, according to their attorney Carter Hastings.
“A driver on one delivery may drive 20 miles just to pick up the food and deliver it. The way you look at that is a ‘kickback’. When you take what they’re spending on gas and the wear and tear on their vehicle, sometimes those costs can overtake what they’re earning in tips and hourly wages, or at least, to a very low level where they’re hardly making anything per hour,” Hastings said.