Ola Driver Claims

We believe you may have been treated unfairly and could be owed thousands in compensation.

Why You Can Claim

Ola drivers currently work under contracts that classify them as “independently self-employed”. However, there is an argument that this classification is inaccurate and you should be classed as a worker; this would mean you are entitled to various rights and protections under the law. These include the right to receive at least the National Minimum Wage and entitlement to paid holidays. By claiming, Ola drivers can seek to enforce these rights and ensure they are properly compensated for their work.

Ola drivers may have experienced underpayment in terms of the National Minimum Wage. If their earnings fall below the legally mandated minimum, drivers can claim compensation to rectify this underpayment and ensure they receive fair and lawful remuneration.

How Much Could You Claim?

The exact amount that Ola drivers could claim will depend on various factors, such as the individual driver’s specific circumstances and the outcome of the claim. However, it is estimated that Ola drivers may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

What You'll Be Compensated For

The claim aims to secure compensation for backdated holiday pay, shortfalls to the National Minimum Wage, and the lack of employment contracts provided by Ola.

Unpaid Holiday Pay

Ola drivers who have not received the appropriate amount of holiday pay or have been denied their entitlement to paid holidays may be eligible for compensation. The claim seeks to address the failure of Ola to provide proper holiday pay to drivers, ensuring that they receive the compensation they are entitled to for the holiday periods they worked.

Underpayment of the National Minimum Wage

Ola drivers may have experienced underpayment in terms of the National Minimum Wage. If their earnings have fallen below the legally mandated minimum wage rates, drivers can claim compensation to rectify this underpayment. The claim aims to address the shortfall in pay and ensure that drivers receive fair and lawful remuneration for their work.

Who Is Eligible To Claim?

Ola Drivers: The claim is open to individuals who have worked as Ola private hire drivers. This includes drivers who have provided services to Ola in England, Scotland, or Wales.

Time Period: You must have done a trip for Ola within the past 10 weeks.

Employment claims involve multiple stages and can often take several years to reach a resolution. Where possible, we’ll seek compensation for the losses you have experienced throughout your entire tenure as an Ola driver. Consequently, the amount owed to you as compensation will continuously grow as the claim advances, as long as you remain employed by Ola.

Join The Claim

Leigh Day will work on a no-win no-fee* basis, meaning that you will have nothing to pay unless your claim is successful (unless you have breached the terms of your agreement with them). If your claim is successful, you will pay some legal costs (typically 25% plus VAT) from your compensation. A fee could be payable for any claim(s) cancelled after the 14 day cooling off period. 

Fair Pay For All is a trading name of Maddison Clarke Ltd we are a claims management company and receives a payment from our partner law firm Leigh Day when you become their client. This is at no extra cost to you. 

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Leigh Day thinks that Ola drivers may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation, depending on how much work you have done for Ola.

They are claiming:

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

They will calculate your compensation using data from Ola, as well as your financial documents such as bank statements, your tax returns/accounts and receipts.

If you are successful in your claim, Leigh Day will deduct 25% plus VAT from your compensation for their legal fees.

If you lose, you will not have to pay Ola’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.

Yes, you can still join the claim if you have driven for Ola in the last 10 weeks.

Ola should not penalise its drivers for bringing a legal claim.

If Ola deactivated your account or changed the conditions of your work because of your legal claim, you may be entitled to additional compensation.

If you join the Ola drivers’ claim and then stop driving for Ola, or if Ola deactivates your account, you should update Leigh Day’s team via email OlaDrivers@leighday.co.uk and let them know the date you last drove for Ola.

Leaving Ola will not affect your ability to continue with your claim.

Leigh Day see no reason why you should have less flexibility as a worker than as a self-employed contractor.

Ola simply needs to allow its drivers to take holiday and to pay them for this, in the same way that any worker is entitled to paid holiday. Ola also needs to make sure that the rate it pays its drivers is high enough that you receive at least the National Minimum Wage once you take into account expenses, like petrol.

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

Yes.

Leigh Day represented thousands of drivers in a worker status claim against Uber.

In 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers were workers, rather than self-employed contractors.

Given the similarities in how Uber and Ola drivers work, we believe that Ola drivers also have a strong claim that they should be classified as workers and receive holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage.