Uber, other companies introduce rolling background checks
A growing number of U.S employers are conducting regular background checks of existing workers in addition to the routine pre-employment screening.
By Michael Sasso and Jeff Green|July 23, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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Jay Cradeur takes pride in his 4.9 driver rating on Uber Technologies Inc.’s five-star scale and the almost 19,000 rides he’s given in the capital of ride sharing, San Francisco. So he was puzzled — and more than a little annoyed — when Uber kicked him off its platform last December.
Little did he know that he had fallen victim to a growing practice among U.S employers: regular background checks of existing workers in addition to the routine pre-employment screening. Uber’s post-hiring check had thrown up a red flag on Cradeur, an issue that took six weeks to resolve and which the company later attributed to a “technical error.”
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