Legal claim for compensation from Uber

Note: This case has concluded - 5/10/2022

The Supreme Court ruled on 19 February 2021 that Uber drivers are workers, rather than self-employed contractors. As a worker you have certain legal protections and benefits, such as the right to paid holiday and the right to receive the National Minimum Wage as a floor when you are at work. Following this ruling, drivers can claim compensation at the Employment Tribunal for Uber’s failure to pay drivers holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage.

Uber offered drivers some compensation, but the amount they offered only covers the last two years of holiday pay and nothing for unpaid waiting time. Drivers should be receiving much more. That is why we are making a claim against Uber for proper compensation.

UPHD has negotiated a deal with major legal firm Leigh Day to represent our members on a “no win, no fee” basis, with only 20% commission + VAT (total of 24%). The window to apply to be part of the claim has now closed. If you would like to ask any questions about your claim, please contact uphd@iwgb.co.uk.

The IWGB’s United Private Hire Drivers branch (UPHD) is the biggest union for drivers in the UK. As a UPHD member you will have our support if you face problems such as licensing issues, unfair deactivations and unpaid fares. You will also be part of an active, grassroots union led by drivers, which is campaigning for better working lives and for justice, dignity and respect for all drivers.

As well as campaigning for better rights at Uber and other operators, we are currently fighting to end unfair deactivations, for better driver safety, and for an end to the congestion charge in London. You can find out more about our campaigns and can join the union.

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