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11% of Uber and Lyft Drivers Fail Massachusetts Background Checks

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The ride-sharing company that just can’t catch a break has been dealt another setback.  According to a recent government audit, of the 71,00 driver employed by Uber and Lyft, 11,000 of them are unable to pass a state background check.

The background check covers an array of offenses including license suspensions, violent crimes, and sexual assaults.  The report indicates that 51 of those 11,000 rejections were due to sex offenses.

Fox News reports that Uber isn’t exactly new to controversy:

This isn’t the first time background checks have been an issue for Uber – Los Angeles and San Francisco District Attorneys filed a civil lawsuit in 2014 that aimed to shed light on the company’s background check process.

Uber has been plagued by controversy as of late – a video surfaced showing CEO Travis Kalanick berating an Uber driver, they’re battling a lawsuit by Waymo, Uber President Jeff Jones quit just six months into the job, and a #DeleteUber hashtag has even popped up on Twitter.

Of the 11,000 rejected drivers, 1,500 were rejected for having a violent crime charge.

According to Masshable, Uber took a more combative approach, criticizing Massachusetts’ law:

“The new screening includes an unfair and unjust indefinite lookback period that has caused thousands of people in Massachusetts to lose access to economic opportunities,” Uber told CNN. “We have a chance to repair the current system in the rules process so that people who deserve to work are not denied the opportunity.”

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