Uber settles driver lawsuit over background checks

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 15, 2016 4:16 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by drivers over background checks conducted by the ride-hailing company, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

The case, in San Francisco federal court, involved allegations that Uber terminated drivers from its platform after obtaining their consumer background reports without authorization.

(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Alan Crosby)