a collective action of the forgotten taxis


During the first detention, traders, the self-employed and very small businesses (VSE) in financial difficulties were able to benefit from a monthly aid of € 1,500, which was financed by the National Solidarity Fund (FSN). The Métropole de Lyon, chaired at the time by David Kimelfeld, wanted to supplement this first aid with a payment of EUR 1,000 for the months of March, April and May 2020.

More than 300 artisan taxis operate in the 1,600 areas of the territory

One of the required conditions was to be in the metropolitan area of ​​Lyon. However, many artisan taxis have their professional residence at their private residence outside of Lyon while they operate in the metropolitan area. An activity that is easy to verify as they operate under a metropolitan taxi license that corresponds to their authorized area of ​​customer care.

In total, more than 300 of them could not have benefited from this aid. Maître François Guillaud of SKOV Avocats was alerted by a complainant who confided his anger to Progress last November and decided to take collective action.

'This is harmful discrimination and a violation of the characterized equal treatment,' says the lawyer.

At least 60 people to take collective action

Registrations are open until February 15, 2021. To start this promotion you need at least 60 people. “The metropolis and some of its partners (region, prefecture) were questioned several times without success about the disadvantageous situation of the 300 qualified taxis affected. In view of this inertia, several legal proceedings can be initiated in addition to a final attempt at an amicable settlement, ”added François Guillaud.

To register, simply click on 'Join' on the V pour Verdict platform promotion page. A Lyon-based platform that specializes in resolving collective disputes.