Homejoy, an app-based home cleaning service startup that relies entirely on contract labor, suddenly announced it would be shutting down at the end of the month.
The startup came under fire in March 2015 after it faced two lawsuits from former workers filed locally in San Francisco. In both lawsuits, the plaintiffs alleged that they should have been treated as employees, rather than independent contractors.
In a Friday blog post, co-founder Adora Cheung alluded to, but did not directly address these issues. As she wrote:
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