Amazon face £100 Million employment status case

15 October 2021


Amazon face a claim from delivery drivers who are seeking employment rights from the digital giant, a case that reports say could potentially cost the digital giant over £100m.

Leigh Day, who are the same law firm that won the employment status case against Uber, claim that thousands of drivers could be entitled to an average of £10,500 compensation for each year they have worked for the company.

The solicitors made the following statement;

We believe every delivery driver should be treated as an employee, rather than a self-employed contractor. That’s why we’re encouraging all Amazon drivers to join the claim and help fight for basic worker protections and benefits – such as receiving holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage.  


Aspire Comment:

The continued increase in employment status cases demonstrates the importance of businesses having the correct contractual documentation and checks in place and to ensure that workers’ employment status is correctly categorised. 

It is clear that the Uber ruling is having massive implications on the gig economy, confirming that gig economy workers may be entitled to the same rights as other workers. The decision should act as a warning to companies that a smokescreen of self-employment cannot be used to deny workers’ rights.

If you would like to us arrange an audit of your documentation to minimise the risk of potential Tribunal claims, or if you need any support with employment status, call us today on 0121 445 6178 or email