Did you apply to work for Postmates, only to have the company turn you down because of issues with a background check?
Do you currently work for Postmates, and applied between 2013 and 2016?
If so, the company may owe you money.
Three plaintiffs claimed in the case that Postmates denied them employment based on their background check. However, the company also did not provide them with a copy of the background check documentation upon which they had been denied employment.
Postmates met with Class Action Lawsuit
This proved problematic for Postmates on two counts. First, the background check consent hadn’t been provided as a standalone disclosure. Instead, applicants were consenting to the background check as part of a ten-page document that contained numerous other pre-employment agreements, including a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
The company then (allegedly) failed to provide the background check documentation after denying the applicants, which is also illegal.
Both of these denied the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The lawsuit created a $2.5 million fund with which to fund settlements for Class Members.
Are You Eligible?
If you applied for Postmates between July 31, 2013 and May 31, 2016, and were denied based on your background check, you may be eligible for payment from Postmates.
The settlement contains two groups of claimants:
Group 1: (Category 1681b(b)(3)). This group is for applicants who were denied employment based on negative background check results between July 31, 2013 and Sept. 24, 2015
Group 2: (Category 1681b(b)(2)) This group covers anyone who applied to Postmates between July 31, 2013 and May 1, 2016, regardless of their acceptance into the Postmates platform
How to File
If you are in Group 1, act quickly. Claimants only have until Oct. 17 to file their claim. The claim does not require documentation to support it, and you will get a payment of anywhere between $14 and $25.
Group 2 candidates should receive payment without submitting a form. These payments will probably be between $42 and $75.
All payments are estimated, and will vary based on the number of claim requests received.
You can file a claim by clicking here.