A prime time to change employment law?

Dispute Resolution - 1 minute read

Amazon delivery drivers are set to pursue a group action to determine their employment rights.

Drivers who make deliveries on behalf of Amazon for its “Delivery Service Partners” are not entitled to minimum wage or holiday pay, as they have self-employed status.

A similar employment status was considered by the Supreme Court in the landmark Uber case earlier this year; and it was held that Uber drivers are now considered to be employees.  In reaching its decision, the Supreme Court held that drivers were in a position of subordination to Uber.

With Amazon drivers being given a routing app for their deliveries, working shifts and having to book time off, are we likely to see a similar outcome as the Uber case?

Amazon drivers look to sue for compensation over rights

A law firm is seeking to launch a group action against Amazon over employee rights for delivery drivers.