GBDH and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area filed a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit on November 26, 2014 on behalf of Uber drivers and individuals who applied to be Uber drivers. Plaintiff Ronald Gillette alleges that Uber failed to provide notice of and obtain written authorization for the procurement of background checks in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Plaintiff seeks actual or statutory damages and injunctive relief on behalf of himself and the putative class. Plaintiff Gillette also asserts claims for civil penalties pursuant to the California Private Attorneys General Act for California Labor Code violations arising out of the misclassification of Uber drivers as independent contractors.
On October 22, 2015 the Court consolidated three background check cases and appointed GBDH and Ahdoot and Wolfson, as interim lead counsel.
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- Amended Complaint PDF 12/15/2014
- Order Denying Uber’s Motion to Compel Arbitration PDF 06/09/2015
- Order appointing lead counsel PDF 10/22/2015
- Appellees' Joint Response Brief PDF 01/11/2016
- Brief of Amici Curiae NELP, NELA, NACA, NCLC, and Towards Justice PDF 01/19/2016
- Uber Objection PDF 04/22/2016