Amazon Delivery Drivers Class Action
This case seeks compensation for unpaid minimum employment standards entitlements (including minimum wage, overtime pay and statutory holiday premiums) and misclassification of the employment status of Amazon delivery drivers.
Amazon employs delivery drivers through intermediaries known as Delivery Service Partners (DSPs). This case alleges that Amazon is the actual employer, or a common employer, of its delivery drivers and is responsible for complying with Canadian employment laws and ensuring its drivers are properly compensated.
Amazon uses the Amazon Flex app and to facilitate the delivery of Amazon products to its customers. This case alleges that Delivery Service Partners are under the control of Amazon and that Amazon is the actual employer, or a common employer of all Amazon delivery drivers across Canada. In addition, this case alleges that delivery drivers engaged as independent contractors have been misclassified and are in fact employees.
The plaintiff alleges that Amazon breached Canadian employment laws and other laws by failing to pay delivery drivers for their minimum employment standards entitlements and other entitlements since 2016.