The claim for Uber drivers is brought by law firm Leigh Day, leading employment and discrimination lawyers.
We don’t act for big corporations; we act for individuals. Our aim is to ensure that Uber drivers receive proper pay for the work that they do, including paid holiday and the National Minimum Wage.
We have always believed that Uber drivers should be classified as workers, not independent contractors as Uber claims. Taxi and private hire companies that operate like Uber have denied worker status for drivers for too long. We are bringing the claim on behalf of thousands of Uber drivers to ensure they are paid fairly and receive workers' rights.
Now is the time to challenge this unfair treatment to ensure drivers receive the workers' rights they deserve. We are acting on behalf of drivers who are taking legal action against Uber for unfair treatment. If we are successful, Uber drivers across the UK may be entitled to compensation up to £12,000 if they join the claim.
We brought a claim on behalf of a group of Uber drivers (“the claimants”) and the Employment Tribunal found that the claimants are workers and that they are therefore entitled to workers’ rights.
Uber did not accept that its drivers are workers and therefore appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) and subsequently the Court of Appeal. Both the EAT and Court of Appeal agreed with the Employment Tribunal’s decision that the claimants are workers.
Uber appealed to the Supreme Court on this issue and the hearing took place in July 2020. The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases and, as such, this hearing was Uber’s final chance to argue that the claimants are not workers.
The Supreme Court handed down its judgment on 19 February 2021 and agreed with us that the claimants are workers. Following this ruling, we believe that Uber will struggle to deny that other drivers, like the original claimants, are workers and are therefore entitled to workers’ rights.