Amazon Delivery Drivers
This case alleges that Amazon breached employment laws by failing to pay delivery drivers for their minimum employment standards (including minimum wage, overtime pay and statutory holiday premiums) since 2016.
Amazon is Canada’s largest online retailer. The case alleges that, while it employs delivery drivers through intermediaries known as Delivery Service Providers, Amazon is, in fact, the employer or common employer of all Amazon delivery drivers in Canada. As a result, Amazon is responsible for complying with Canadian employment laws and ensuring its drivers are properly compensated.
The court will decide at a later date if the case will proceed as a class action.
The case seeks to represent all current and former workers delivering packages for Amazon in Canada employed by a Delivery Service Partner since January 1, 2016 and all current and former workers delivering packages for Amazon in Canada through the Amazon Flex app since January 1, 2016.
- May 9, 2023: Certification Motion and Cross Motion to Stay hearing scheduled before Justice Perell.
- December 6, 7, 8, 2022: Certification Motion and Cross Motion to Stay scheduled to proceed.
- June 12, 2020: Plaintiff issued Statement of Claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.