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Stuart couriers claim FAQs

Find everything you need to know about the Stuart couriers claim and how you can join.

Leigh Day is acting for Stuart couriers who could be entitled to receive thousands in compensation.

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At Leigh Day, we are bringing a group compensation claim for the failure to pay Stuart couriers holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage, as well as failing to provide an appropriate employment contract.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We are bringing legal claims against Stuart Delivery on behalf of couriers working on both slot and off-slot work.

Based on similar cases, Stuart couriers 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 (20% plus VAT if you are an IWGB trade union member). The funding documents sent to you will provide a full explanation as to how the claim is funded.

If you lose, you should not have to pay Stuart’s 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 Tribunal.

We are bringing claims for couriers who have worked from Stuart in the last 10 weeks.

If you have not driven for Stuart in the last 10 weeks, please register your details on the sign-up page as you may be able to join the claim in the future.

You can join the claim if you have driven for Stuart in the last 10 weeks.

If your account has previously been deactivated or if you took a break from driving, this may impact upon the amount of compensation you are entitled to. We will calculate your compensation based upon your individual circumstances.

In May 2018, London Central Employment Tribunal ruled that a Stuart courier was a worker and was entitled to rights such as holiday pay and minimum wage. This decision was upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in December 2019. The Court of appeal also upheld the ET and EAT decision in October 2021.

While there are risks with any legal claim, we consider that that the 2018 Employment Tribunal ruling should mean that Stuart couriers who bring legal claims are likely to be successful, as couriers’ working arrangements are very similar.

We are not aware of any Stuart accounts whose accounts have been deactivated for bringing a claim. Stuart have also confirmed in writing that they will not penalise any courier for bringing a claim.

However, if this did happen, believe that there is a good case for arguing that any such deactivation by Stuart would be unlawful. If you succeed in this claim, you would also receive compensation for your losses resulting from the deactivation.

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 for tax purposes. We recognise that many couriers 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 received by email from Stuart.

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

A hearing that has been provisionally listed to decide if our clients are workers which will take place in October-November 2022.

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