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DA languages FAQs

Leigh Day is acting for DA Languages interpreters and translators who we believe may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

We believe that DA Languages interpreters and translators should be classed as workers, rather than self-employed contractors, and will fight your corner throughout the legal battle to help make this a reality.

Frequently asked questions

Based on similar cases, DA Languages Translators / Interpreters are entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

We are claiming:

  • Back pay for unpaid holiday
  • Compensation if you received less than the National Minimum Wage

We will calculate your compensation using documents such as your weekly payment statements, tax returns/accounts, bank statements and receipts.

At the end of the claim, if we win, we will deduct 25% plus VAT from your compensation for our legal fees. The funding documents sent to you will provide a full explanation as to how the claim is funded.

Anyone who has provided language services for DA Languages in England, Scotland or Wales within the last 8 weeks may be eligible to join the claim.

This includes those who deliver their services exclusively online or by telephone and do not do face-to-face appointments.

Joining the claim is straight forward and only takes a few minutes. You don’t need to provide any documents to find out if you can join the claim.

If you lose, you should not have to pay DA Languages’ legal fees, unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as if you behave in a vexatious, abusive, disruptive or otherwise unreasonable manner, or ignore an order of the Employment Tribunal.

We are bringing claims for interpreters and translators who have worked for DA Languages in the last 8 weeks.

If you have not translated for DA Languages in the last 8 weeks, please register your details on the sign-up page as you may be able to join the claim in the future.

Anyone who has provided language services (i.e. interpreting or translating) for DA Languages in England, Scotland or Wales within the last 8 weeks may be eligible to join the claim.

If you took a break from translating, this may impact upon the amount of compensation you are entitled to. We will calculate your compensation based upon your individual circumstances.

We cannot predict how DA Languages will respond to the claims. However, if they treated you differently, we believe that there is a good case for arguing that the removal of any work by DA Languages would be unlawful. You would have a separate claim if they penalised you for bringing a claim, known as a detriment claim. You would also receive compensation for your losses resulting from the removal of your work.

We have not seen large numbers of workers being targeted in similar cases.

No. This claim is about your employment rights, in particular your right to receive holiday pay and national minimum wage. You can be both a worker with employment rights and self-employed for tax purposes.

We are not challenging the fact that you are self-employed, as we recognise that many translators may prefer to remain self-employed. 

We see no reason as to why you should have less flexibility as a worker, rather than a self-employed contractor. The claim is simply to make sure that DA Languages pays you holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage.

You would not need to have a fixed working pattern or a set number of working hours in order for DA Languages to calculate your holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage.

No, you do not need to provide any documents to find out if you are eligible to join the claim. 

In order to calculate the compensation that DA Languages owes you, we will of course request documents from you to assist us with this. We will only request documents that you have in your possession. An example of documents that will be helpful for us in calculating your compensation are your weekly payment statements.

When we are at the stage of calculating your compensation, we will be in touch with further information.

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