Hi Valeria, thank you for posting valuable information. I have a quick question
If I have 4 projects from a single client and 3 of the 4 projects are closed with 5 stars, where the 4th project gets disputed by the client for any reason. Do I have to refund the money for all the 4 projects or just the project I got disputed?
If you have decided to refund the funds for the disputed contract you will only need to do that for the contract that is disputed and not all 4 contracts. I would strongly suggest to continue discussing any details with the dispute team and the client to come to mutual agreement.
If you have any additional questions let me know, thank you.
Please, check RULES OF THE PROCEEDINGS section of the Fixed-Price Escrow Instructions.
Specifically, this part:
The amount at issue in any claims or counterclaims relating to a Fixed-Price Contract will be limited to the sum still held in Escrow and the sum previously released from Escrow for the Fixed-Price Contract.
I'm new to Upwork and had to dispute my first contract on my first job.
Client was unresponsive for 1 week after receiveing the first milestone, and after Upwork contacting him he canceled the contract saying that the project delivered was not what he had requested. I did exactly how he asked me to do, i have all messages to prove indeed.
However, maybe the worst part of this all is the way client set up the contract. The total in escrow is only 100 USD and the milestone value was 900 USD. I told him it was wrong and he replied saying 100 USD was only to confirm the payment for upwork and he would add other milestones later to sum up to the project total (2200 USD). Now, client has the project and i probably will end up with 100 USD or maybe nothing.
Upwork shouldn't allow the client to cancel a contract after receiving the files. It's very unfair and make very easy to be scammed by clients with bad intentions.
my client asking disput for ended work week. which also end review period and fund also pass the pending period.
As I know client only can request for dispute in review period.
How he dispute for this. And what happen next?
What if the client make the smallest millestone contract (5$) and take the job out of upwork. for example, create a login access for the freelancer to deliver the work directly on their plateform. As the work is ongoing contract, the client will say that he will pay at the end of the month or when the work reach some days. At the end, the client stop the contract by deleting his access from the platform he was supposed to work and after, the client will just relaese the 5$ on the escrow and stop responding to emails and shutdown dialog. In that case, how to deal with dispute? Thank