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I can't work for Uber, Uber Eats, Lyft, Postmates, or Instacart because of my background check. Help!

Posted by Andrew Weiner | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Uber, Uber Eats, Lyft, Postmates, and Instacart are in the news every day, sometimes for the good, but sometimes for the bad.  One issue that arises daily is new drivers being denied the ability to drive and existing drivers being deactivated because of information in a background report.

Uber, Uber Eats, Lyft, Postmates, and Instacart typically engage background reporting companies named Sterling and Checkr to run background reports on their drivers.  Sometimes, Sterling and Checkr provide background reports to these employers that contain erroneous information.  These errors have included misdemeanors erroneously reported as felonies, criminal records for individuals other than the driver-applicant, and criminal record information they are not allowed to report under state or federal law.  When these errors occur, there may be legal claims to pursue under a federal law called the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

If you have been denied employment or deactivated by Uber, Uber Eats, Lyft, Postmates, or Instacart, and you think it may be because of criminal record in your background report, reach out to the Fair Credit Reporting Act attorneys at Weiner & Sand LLC.  We'd be happy to discuss what has happened and if there are potential claims to pursue.

About the Author

Andrew Weiner

Andrew Weiner has represented and counseled clients in numerous areas of employment law, including race, gender, national origin, age, and disability discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, retaliation and harassment claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act (background report) claims, common law tort claims, the development and implementation of employment contracts, employee handbooks, personnel policies, reductions-in-force, independent contractor agreements and compliance with Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other federal, state and local employment statutes. Andrew also has negotiated severance agreements, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

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