Amazon drivers launch group claim which is helping them to form the human rights organization Leigh Day concerning employment. It says that about 3,000 workers can receive compensation in excess of their employment status.
What are their requirements
The amount of payments should be 140 million pounds. It just seems huge, but if consider the company’s revenue for this year, which reached 5.8 billion pounds, it becomes clear that this is nothing at all.
According to forecasts by human rights organization Amazon may be in line to pay the average wages for each previous year that they worked at £ 10,500. For drivers, getting the following privileges, which did not exist before, will be a good start, namely: the minimum wage, vacation pay and the existence of an employment contract that will be properly formed.
Amazon drivers launch group claim: reasons
Leigh Day assures that it is quite possible to receive the amount of compensation according to the given way Amazon dictates the work of drivers and how they fit into the business.
In compliance with Keith Robinson, one of the team’s solicitors at Leigh Day, working conditions leave much to be desired: there are no shifts and no spare time. Based on giant company the drivers are self-employed.
In the firm, drivers are indeed considered self-employed, as they are “Delivery Services Partners”. This deprives them of the opportunity to receive vacation pay, minimum wages, and even no formal employment contract.
Are there any other claims?
This case may become one of the largest in the UK in terms of the number of plaintiffs and another potential battleground for the emerging case law around people working in the so-called gig economy.
Other clients of the law enforcement organization are Uber, Addison Lee, delivery company Stuart and used vehicle marketplace BCA.
The situation is similar in Uber, where drivers do not have a minimum wage leave. The firm’s lawyers predicted a massive class action lawsuit against Uber. This happened in February 2021 after the decision of the Supreme Court.
Uber also claimed that the drivers were self-employed. In the conclusion, it was said that Uber London had an agreement with passengers, and their employees carried out orders for them. That is, in fact, they were their employees.
Amazon plans to achieve decent salary plans for drivers, with partner companies, they confirm.