Gillette v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

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.

On June 29, 2017, the Court granted preliminary approval of the parties’ proposed class action settlement in this action. On September 7, 2017, settlement notices were emailed to all settlement class members eligible to receive a share of the $7.5 million settlement preliminarily approved by the Court. For more information about the proposed settlement, please visit If you are a settlement class member, you may submit your claim via that website

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