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.