The popular app Uber has come under scrutiny for issues related to its background screening procedures. Recently Uber was hit with a proposed class action suit claiming violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by obtaining background checks without applicant’s knowledge or authorization.
The plaintiff alleged he was fired because of information contained in his consumer report. Saying, he never received a copy of the consumer report or his rights under the FCRA. He also claimed to have never had the chance to discuss the information contained within the report with Uber or any of its subsidiaries.
This case is still ongoing.