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I recently joined Uber to make some extra money on the side. After driving for about 2 weeks my account was abruptly deactivated and was told I needed to re-run my background check. Once I submitted to the check they came back and informed me that I wasn’t eligible considering I only had a years worth of driving history. Which wasn’t true. So I sent in my old license for proof. They then re-ran my check and now came back saying I am ineligible due to moving violations within the past 7 years. How was I initially approved and then disapproved when having no new violations since first being approved. Is there any legal action that can be taken?
Asked on November 2, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 7 years ago | Contributor
No, there is no legal action you can take in this case. Your employment by Uber was employment at will (as is almost all employment in this country, unless--and only if--you had a written employment contract for a defined term, like one year, or which prevented you from being terminated for this reason). Among other things, employment at will means the employer can discontinue or terminate your employment at any time, for any reason, including redoing or rethinking a background check.
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