Class Eligibility

You are part of the Settlement Class if you were subject to a background check requested by Defendants before January 3, 2015 in connection with your use of, or sought use of, the Uber App as an independent transportation provider.

Estimated Amount

$27 to $62

Proof of Purchase

N/A

Case Name

In re Uber FCRA Litigation
Case No. 3:14-cv-05200-EMC
United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

The lawsuit alleges that Defendants obtained consumer background check reports of independent transportation providers in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and related state laws (the “Background Check Laws”). The lawsuit asserts a number of causes of action, including alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.; the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”), California Civil Code § 1786 et seq.; the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”), Cal. Civ. Code § 1785.1 et seq.; the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) (limited to alleged violations of Cal. Labor Code §§ 1024.5 and 2699); the Massachusetts Consumer Credit Reporting Act (“MCRA”) M.G.L. c. 93 § 50 et seq.; and the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) Requirements, M.G.L. c. 6 § 171A et seq.

Defendants vigorously deny and continue to dispute all of the claims and contentions alleged in the lawsuit, and deny any and all allegations of wrongdoing, fault, liability or damage of any kind. Defendants further deny they acted improperly or wrongfully in any way, and believe that the lawsuit has no merit. Defendants further contend that the transportation providers who use the Uber App are independent contractors and deny that the Background Check Laws apply to independent contractors. Defendants also contend that, absent a settlement, many of the individuals would be required to individually arbitrate their claims rather than proceeding on a class basis.

Settlement Pool

$7,500,000

Deadline

01/15/2018

Contact


In re Uber FCRA Litigation
c/o Settlement Administrator
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103
UberFCRASettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com
1-855-770-4368

45 responses to “Uber FCRA Background Check Class Action Settlement”

  1. Lawrence Mahoney says:

    I was taken off the rod for uber after a back ground check

    ADMIN – Hi Lawrence,

    This settlement has nothing to do with removal.

  2. LaShonda Bufford says:

    I was denied Employment because of a Background Check

    ADMIN – Hi LaShonda,

    This has nothing to do with employment denial. This has to do with disclosures when pulling a background check.

    • James says:

      I need the name of a attorney who helped with this case. I was just let go for a 2nd background check that I was not notified about. They are going public soon and are trying to look clean after the lawsuit filed by the two women who were raped. Please they have done this right before Christmas. I need to contact one of the lawyers to discuss a class action as I know others have been fired because of this by Uber. I had no new charges by the way. Same record I was hired with.

      ADMIN – Hi James,

      You can find the names of the attorneys under the FAQ.

  3. Barney Bender says:

    Where do I sign up for my rebate?

    ADMIN – Hi Barney,

    Use the link we provided above.

  4. Armen Ifikchyan says:

    I had a background check. I was Uber driver. And I considered as an independent contractor

    ADMIN – Hi Armen,

    I believe that makes you a member of the class.

  5. Yvette Thomas says:

    Applied for job as a driver, and was background checked.

    ADMIN – Hi Yvette,

    Per the terms of the settlement you appear to be a class member. Consider filing a claim.

    • Odell McCrea says:

      I put in 4 uber 2 yrs ago didn’t get the jod cuz of my background.I would like2 put n 4 my settlement please thank u

      ADMIN – Hi Odell,

      Two years ago it was October of 2015. The class only includes those that applied before January 15

  6. TERRY SEWELL says:

    i worked with Uber for the past 1 year and a half…then they took me off line …they did a back ground check

    ADMIN – Hi Terry,

    If they did a background check you are a class member. File your claim.

  7. Tyra V. McKinzie says:

    I had to get a background check before I was cleared to work for Uber

    • Frimpong. Kusi says:

      They make me do a background check 2015 and then they told me a lot of stories .hey I know I have a green background check but they did not call me anymore .hey I know I have a clean background that is nothing wrong with my background

      ADMIN – Hi Frimpong,

      Fantastic, how about you file a claim?

  8. Kenneth Holmes says:

    I had check performed on me

    ADMIN – Hi Kenneth,

    That means you are a class member.

  9. Annabelle turner says:

    I applied for a job with Uber
    After seeing my record they didn’t want to use me

    ADMIN – Hi Annabelle,

    This settlement has to do with disclosure procedures.

  10. Tracy says:

    Is this only in California?

    ADMIN – Hi Tracey,

    If you used, or sought to use, the Uber App as an “independent transportation provider” (sometimes referred to as a “Driver”) in the U.S., you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.

  11. Kenyatte Derr says:

    I was working with Uber for a few months ,about 6, then they ran a second background check and took me off the platform

    ADMIN – Hi Kenyatte,

    This has nothing to do with the results of your background check. This settlement is about improper disclosure per FCRA rules.

  12. Sandra says:

    I have been an Uber driver since August 28, 2014. They lost my account in January 2016 and I had to sign up again. They are monitoring my drink habits through the app on my phone which I feel is not right. What else are they looking at through your phone

    ADMIN – Hi Sandra,

    How exactly are they monitoring your drinking habits?

  13. Floria Pineset says:

    i do quailfied for the settlement becasue of the back ground check

    ADMIN – Hi Floria,

    Fantastic! If you are a class member please follow the instructions to file a claim.

  14. Jamie says:

    I applied as a driver and they back ground checked me also

    ADMIN – Hi Jamie,

    That makes you a class member.

  15. HENRY MARSHALL says:

    I WAS DENIED EMPOLYMENT BECAUSE OF AN BACKGROUND CHECK

    ADMIN – Hi Henry,

    This is not related to employment denial. It has to do with proper disclosures.

  16. Emma L Scales says:

    I apply for them as driver and did a background check as well

    ADMIN – Hi Emma,

    That makes you a class member!

  17. Eileen M Bulman says:

    What do I need to do if I do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Eileen,

    December 14, 2017 – Deadline to Submit or Postmark Requests for Exclusion

  18. OLUFEMI ADEKILE says:

    i drove for uber from 02/2015 to 04/16 , what will I do to get my claim

    ADMIN – Hi Olufemi,

    You are not a class member, please refer to the dates under class eligibility

  19. Myron Reagins says:

    What do I do if I received a post card with my claim number and I lost it. Should I just file the claim without the claim number?

    ADMIN – Hi Myron,

    Yes

  20. Shewa Minota says:

    Exactly I don’t know months it was 2014 to now am Uber driver they check my back ground two time they did…..I don’t know the reason my qualify to class?

    ADMIN – Hi Shewa,

    The class eligibility is as follows:
    You are part of the Settlement Class if you were subject to a background check requested by Defendants before January 3, 2015 in connection with your use of, or sought use of, the Uber App as an independent transportation provider.

  21. Myron Reagins says:

    How can I locate the claim number? I called 1-855-770-4368 which is the only number I was given for information regarding the class action suit but, it’s completely automated and there is no option to retrieve your individual claim number to file a claim properly.

    ADMIN – Hi Myron,

    You will note that on top of the field intended for the claim number the ADMIN has included this disclosure:

    Claim Number (If you did not receive a postcard or email with a Claim Number, please leave this field blank)

  22. Mo says:

    I got a claim number card by the mail but I still misunderstood what dose that means can somebody explain please?

    ADMIN – Hi Mo,

    It means there are certain disclosures they should have given you before running your background.

  23. Mohamed Bah says:

    I was denied employment due to background check

    ADMIN – Hi Mohamad,

    This has nothing to do with employment denial. It has to do with legal disclosures.

  24. Banipal baban says:

    I enrolled with Uber 2013 and settlement claim number is UR1230574…received notification in mail…where do I claim the settlement portion…please advice..

    ADMIN – Hi Banipal,

    Scroll up and use the link that reads, click here to file a claim.

  25. Matthew Van Lingen says:

    What is it was after January 3rd, 2015?

    ADMIN – Hi Matthew,

    If it was after the date you are not a member of the class and you are not entitled to any benefits under this settlement.

  26. Petre Streche says:

    Hi my name is Petre Streche iWork for uber sins 2014 on til 2016 October 28 then order for me abak ground check for this I qualified for the settlement thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Petre,

    You are part of the Settlement Class if you were subject to a background check requested by Defendants before January 3, 2015 in connection with your use of, or sought use of, the Uber App as an independent transportation provider.

  27. Ashley Paige says:

    I applied, background check and got a logo

    ADMIN – Hi Ashley,

    If you background check took place during the time that makes you eligible you are a class member. Consider filing a claim.

  28. Elaine says:

    hello my name is Elaine I took a background check.

    ADMIN – Hello Elaine,

    To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

    You are part of the Settlement Class if you were subject to a background check requested by Defendants before January 3, 2015 in connection with your use of, or sought use of, the Uber App as an independent transportation provider.

  29. Mitchell W Pryor says:

    I got Nothing

    ADMIN – Hi Mitchell,
    You got nothing????

  30. Idy Diallo says:

    I work for uber since 3 years . My legal rights are affected you said by Uber and you want to take action , I totally subscribe . Thank you .

    ADMIN – Hi Idy,

    Aside from totally subscribing you also have to file a claim if Uber ran a background check prior to the eligibility date. Without a claim you will get nothing.

  31. Sue B. says:

    So this class action is only prior to January 2015?
    I just became a driver this year 2017 and a background check was done on me.

    ADMIN – Hi Sue,

    Your background was probably FCRA compliant.

  32. Hope Fletcher says:

    Hello I had a background check through UBER not sure of the year I think it was 2015.

    ADMIN – Hi Hope,

    If it was before January 2015 you are a class member.

  33. Kaila Miller says:

    I too applied for a driving position with Uber and was subject to a background check. I assumed it was protocol. What do I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Kaila,

    If it was prior to the date listed on the class eligibility you file a claim using the link provided.

  34. Archie Chavis says:

    I was denied employment after a background check. I applied to be a driver when they first started I kept getting the run around

    ADMIN – Hi Archie,

    If your background check was prior to the date listed on class eligibility you are a class member.

  35. yuri loukianov says:

    i had a background check through uber it was november 2014

    ADMIN – Hi Yuri,

    Based on the date of your background check you are a qualified class member.

  36. karen Lyles says:

    I had a back ground check 2016

    ADMIN – HI Karen,

    By 2016 I believe Uber was already FCRA compliant.

  37. Lisa coleman says:

    I tried several times and was denied due to background which j have good credit and no record

    ADMIN – Hi Lisa,

    This has nothing to do with being employed or not. This settlement has to do with having proper disclosures prior to running a credit check.

  38. Judy Winston says:

    Judy Winston, I apply in 2015. I never got work from them, my car was 2013 chevy.

    ADMIN – Hi Judy,

    If it was before January you are a class member.

  39. Alemayehu says:

    How much compensation am I expecting from the compensation,

    ADMIN – Hi Alex,

    Please scroll up and look at the section subtitled: “Estimated Amount” right next to it on the right you will see that the estimated amount is $27 to $62.

  40. Aamir says:

    I used to drive for Uber as a driver. I stopped driving with my own will. I think it was 2015. However, first I would like to know how my information was passed on as I received an email on my personal email address. Second, even if I file a claim do I have to present myself in the court?

    ADMIN – Hi Aamir,

    They had access to your personal info because you included it on your application. This lawsuit is about failure to use certain legal disclosures when running a background check. You will not have to show up in court.

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