Uber and Lyft lost 8,000 drivers due to ‘unfair’ background checks


After 8,200 of their drivers have failed to pass Massachusetts’ strict background checks, Uber and Lyft are saying the state is too hard on them. According to the Boston Globe, 8,206 of the companies’ drivers — about 11-percent overall — were disqualified by the state following review. 300 rejected applicants had felony convictions, and 51 were registered sex offenders. The vast majority of the candidates rejected, however, had suspended licenses or multiple driving-based offenses. An Uber spokesperson blamed the fact that the state looks too far back into a person’s history, as opposed to Uber and Lyft not looking further back…

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