UK drivers delivering for Amazon seek employee rights
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LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of Britons delivering items for Amazon should receive entitlements such as the minimum wage, according to a law firm which is launching an employee rights claim against the U.S. giant.
At least 3,000 people making deliveries via ‘Delivery Service Partners’ are currently self-employed but should be reclassified as employees with rights such as sick pay, according to law firm Leigh Day.
Total compensation could reach 140 million pounds ($191 million), it said.
“Drivers delivering for Amazon have to work set shifts and book time off, yet Amazon claim they are self-employed,” said Kate Robinson, a solicitor in the employment team.
The action is one of many in a long-running battle with firms over how people should be classified at work. The Supreme …