We estimate that the average Uber driver is entitled to around £12,000 in compensation.
We are claiming:
We will calculate your compensation using documents such as your weekly summaries, payment statements, tax returns/accounts, bank statements and receipts.
At the end of the claim, if we win, we will deduct 25% plus VAT from your compensation for our legal fees. Please see the information page for a full explanation as to how the claim is funded.
If you lose, you should not have to pay Uber’s legal fees, unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as if you behave in a vexatious, abusive, disruptive or otherwise unreasonable manner, or ignore an order of the Tribunal.
We are bringing claims for drivers who have driven in the last 10 weeks.
If you have not driven for Uber in the last 10 weeks, please register your details on the sign-up page as you may be able to join the claim in the future.
You can join the claim if you have driven for Uber in the last 10 weeks.
If your account has previously been deactivated or if you took a break from driving, this may impact upon the amount of compensation you are entitled to. We will calculate your compensation based upon your individual circumstances.
We are not aware of any Uber drivers whose accounts have been deactivated for bringing a claim.
We cannot guarantee how Uber will respond to the claim. However, if Uber did deactivate your account in response to joining the claim, we can bring an additional claim on your behalf arguing that Uber should pay you compensation for deactivating your account.
We believe that there is a good case for arguing that any such deactivation by Uber would be unlawful (although, as with all litigation, there is no guarantee that a Tribunal will agree).
If you succeed in this claim, you would receive compensation for your losses arising from the deactivation.
We see no reason as to why you should have less flexibility as a worker, rather than a self-employed contractor. Uber is not required to make significant changes to its model to comply with the courts and drivers do not need to lose flexibility or work fixed hours.
Drivers in other countries have won or settled similar claims against Uber. As far as we are aware, Uber has not introduced fixed hours in those countries and the drivers can still log on and log off when they please.
Uber simply needs to ensure it allows drivers to take time off and to pay them for this, in the same way that any worker is entitled to paid holiday. Uber also needs to make sure that the rate it pays its drivers is high enough that they receive at least the minimum wage once you take into account the amounts they have to spend on expenses, like petrol.
The amount of holiday entitlement is relatively easy to calculate, even for workers who don’t work fixed hours. The claim is simply to make sure that Uber pays you holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage.
You would not need to have a fixed working pattern or a set number of working hours in order for Uber to calculate your holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage.
No, you do not need to provide any documents to find out if you are eligible and to join the claim.
In order calculate the compensation that Uber owes you, we will of course request documents from you to assist us with this. We will only request documents that you have in your possession. An example of documents that will be helpful for us in calculating your compensation are screenshots of weekly summaries from your Uber App.
When we are at the stage of calculating your compensation, we will be in touch with further information.