Annandale, VA asked in Consumer Law, Employment Law and Business Law for Virginia

Q: false or inarticulate information on your background check by chekr

I drive for uber and uber use third party background check company called chekr . checkr provided wrong and inaccurate information about me to uber then uber suspend my driving privilege. is it possible i held uber and checker liable for their neglect and what is my chances to bring them to face of justice

2 Lawyer Answers

A: If Chekr is considered a consumer reporting agency it has obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to have reasonable procedures in place to assure maximum possible accuracy of the information reported. Simply put, it should have algorithms or other "If then" formulas in place to make sure the information reported is really about you. You may have a claim against Chekr. You are likely not to have a claim against UBER if you are considered an independent contractor. Did you receive a copy of the report? Is it about someone else?

A: I just checked Checkr's website. They claim they are a background reporting company subject to the FCRA. So yes, you likely have a claim. We have represented people across the nation in Federal Court based on similar errors in reports. Did you dispute the report? If not, please do immediately! check out the following for more information: and

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