Lawyers in two worker misclassification class action suits against Uber and Lyft allege that the companies are exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic.

“This crisis starkly demonstrates the harm that Lyft’s misclassification of its drivers is causing, not only to Lyft drivers, but to Lyft passengers and the general public, as drivers are deprived of an important workplace protection to which they are entitled as employees and which is designated to protect public health,” wrote plaintiffs lawyers at Lichten & Liss Riordan in one of the two emergency motions for a preliminary injunction filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday.

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