Leigh Day brought a claim on behalf of a group of Uber drivers (“the claimants”) and the Supreme Court confirmed that the claimants are workers and that they are therefore entitled to workers’ rights. As the claimants have now won their claim, we will argue that Uber should treat all drivers as workers going forward. However, only the drivers' who bring a legal claim will be entitled to compensation. As such, we are continuing to support drivers to bring claims against Uber to ensure they can access the benefits and protections offered to workers.
As a worker, you are entitled to certain benefits and protections, including:
Based on the information we have so far, we think that the average Uber driver will be entitled to around £12,000 in compensation if the claim is successful.
We are claiming compensation for:
We represented a group of Uber drivers (“the claimants”) in the Employment Tribunal, and the Tribunal ruling determined that Uber drivers could be classed as workers.
Uber appealed against the decision of the Employment Tribunal and subsequently against the decisions of the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Uber's argument was not accepted at any stage.
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 all of its drivers are workers and are therefore entitled to workers’ rights.
We are acting for Uber drivers on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that you do not pay anything unless you win.
If the claim is successful, we will deduct 25% plus VAT from the Uber driver’s individual compensation.
As an example, if a driver receives £10,000 in compensation, we will take 25% (£2,500) plus VAT (£500).
Our sign up process is designed to be straightforward and transparent. Finding out if you are eligible to join the claim only takes a few minutes.
Unlike other companies, we don't require you to provide any additional documents, such as tax returns, to find out if you’re eligible.
The Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers who have brought claims are entitled to workers’ rights, and therefore they are entitled to holiday pay.
As well as the Uber holiday pay claim, drivers will also be entitled to receive the National Minimum Wage. It is likely that only drivers who join the claim will receive compensation for unpaid holiday pay.
Check your eligibility and join the claim