Having ‘worker’ employment status would give drivers 2 basis employment rights
Holiday Pay Right
A full-time worker would be entitled to receive 28 days paid leave every year (equivalent to 5.6 weeks) and be paid for it. Part time workers would receive holiday leave on a pro rata basis.
Holiday pay is normally calculated as 12.07% of annual income.
As an example, assuming the NMW is £8.72, a driver with worker employment status working an average of 50 hours per week would be entitled to at least approximately £2,720.00 per year as ‘backdated’ compensation for unpaid holiday leave.
Right not to receive less than minimum wage
This right does not mean a driver with worker employment status will receive the minimum wage.
The right is to receive not less than the minimum wage after deducting Uber commission and vehicle related expenses.
As an example, assuming the NMW is £8.72, an Uber driver working 50 hours per week and earning £1.50 less than the minimum wage after deducting Uber commission fees and expenses could claim ‘backdated’ compensation of approximately £3,900.00 per year.
In addition, he would be entitled to approximately £2,720.00 for backdated unpaid holiday leave per annum.