Class Eligibility

You are a part of the Settlement if you signed up to use the Postmates’ platform as a courier and were subject to a background check between July 31, 2013 and May 1, 2016. If you signed up to use Postmates’ platform as a courier between July 31, 2013 and September 24, 2015 and were not granted access to the Postmates’ platform due to the result of your background check, you will be eligible to receive a monetary recovery without submitting a Claim Form (Category 1681b(b)(3) Class Members). Otherwise, you must submit a Claim Form to receive monetary relief (Category 1681b(b)(2) Claim Members). Both categories of Settlement Class Members will also receive certain non-monetary relief and will be bound to the same releases contained in the Settlement Agreement unless they opt out.

Estimated Amount

$14 – $75

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Case Name

Nesbitt, et al. v. Postmates, Inc.;
Case No. CGC-15-547146
Superior Court of California San Francisco County

Case Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Postmates violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) in two ways. First, Plaintiffs allege that Postmates failed to provide proper legally required disclosures to individuals who signed up to be couriers utilizing Postmates’ platform prior to obtaining consumer reports on them. Second, Plaintiffs allege that Postmates failed to provide individuals who signed up to be couriers utilizing Postmates’ platform with a copy of their consumer reports and a notice of their rights before allegedly taking adverse action against them. Plaintiffs allege that Postmates procured and used these consumer reports for “employment purposes.”

Postmates disputes Plaintiffs’ allegations and denies all liability to Plaintiffs and the Settlement Class. In the lawsuit, Postmates has denied Plaintiffs’ allegations and has raised a number of defenses to the claims asserted. Postmates further denies that the FCRA “employment purposes” provisions apply to individuals who signed up to be couriers utilizing Postmates’ platform. Postmates further contends that, absent this settlement, many individuals would be required to individually arbitrate their claims, if any, against Postmates rather than pursuing them in court.

No court has found Postmates to have violated the law in any way. No court has found that the Plaintiffs could recover any certain amount in this litigation.

Although the Court has authorized Notice to be given of the proposed Settlement, this Notice does not express the opinion of the Court on the merits of the claims or defenses asserted by either side in the lawsuit.

Settlement Pool





Nesbitt FCRA Settlement
c/o JND Class Action Administration
P.O. Box 6878
Broomfield, CO 80021

11 responses to “Postmates Inc. FCRA Class Action Settlement”

  1. AMILIA OTIS says:

    I applied to post mates; and a background check and denied a job after the background check came back in January of 2015

  2. Marcia Bravo says:

    I have

  3. Marcia Bravo says:

    I’ve ordered from Postmates for a while now

  4. Jim Smith says:

    I ordered a burger and fries from 5 guys and it was all wrong, not to mention cold. Can I get in on this class-action because of that?

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    Absolutely no. This class action is not for those who make poor nutritional choices. 😉

  5. Frederick Smith says:

    I was fired after I just got hired by postmates I never was told anything bout a back ground check or told why I was fired I felt so bad

    ADMIN – Hi Frederick,

    This settlement has to do with providing proper disclosures when running a background check. Getting fired unfairly and a separate issue. If you believe your rights were violated consider securing legal counsel.

  6. Sharon Lee Conner says:

    They send me a denied letter

    ADMIN – Hi Sharon,

    That means as it relates to you they did not violate the law.

  7. Francis Solomon says:

    How much are the couriers (as a settlement) receiving from this whole lawsuit?

    ADMIN – Hi Francis,

    As posted above courtiers will receive approximately $14 to $75

  8. Mary Wieters says:

    I haven’t gotten my check yet.

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    Have you tried reaching out to the class action administrator?

  9. carlton a smith says:

    What do I need to due for the settle check from postmates

    ADMIN – Hi Carlton,

    Did you file your claim timely?

  10. Adameus says:

    I filed a claim in timely manner. I’ve been waiting good a check since 7/30/2018 and still have not received it please help me resolve this

    ADMIN – hi Adameus,

    Step one is to contact the class action administrator. I don’t think this has been paid yet but you need to double-check .

  11. Jandyce Wilkerson says:

    Hello, I was issued a check however I threw it in the trash by mistake while cleaning my car out. I have contacted the and you receive an automated email reply with instructions to visit or call a toll free number. The number gives options, none of which help me in obtaining a reissued check. The website wants you to login with a claimant ID and verification code…I threw it away by mistake with the check. What type of recourse do i have? I would like to receive a new check. Can you assist me with other optons?

    ADMIN – Hi Jandyce,

    This is the company handling the case

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