Drizly drivers eligible for reimbursement after tip-theft investigation

The popular alcohol delivery service, Drizly, is accused of not properly distributing tips to drivers. 

A new million-dollar settlement will give eligible Drizly drivers an opportunity to get some of that money back. 

The alcohol delivery service — which lets customers order beer, wine and liquor straight to their door — has been operating in the District since 2014.

Drizly saw an increase in use during the pandemic. The platform encourages users to tip 10% on each delivery, but an investigation by D.C. Attorney General Brian Scwalb found that the tips customers left mainly went to Drizly's retail partners and not to the drivers. 

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"We encourage eligible Drizly workers to fill out the claims form by July 9, 2023, to ensure they get their hard-earned money," Schwalb said in a statement. 

Drizly has now agreed to pay $1.95 million to affected drivers. Those who made deliveries between January 2019 and November 2022 are eligible. As part of the settlement, they will be paid $6.75 for each delivery made. 

Workers seeking reimbursement can apply through the D.C. attorney general's office website or click here