Uber Lays Off Recruiters, Hiring Managers Illegally Check Social Media, and More!

Jun 23, 2023ERE.net
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Uber has recently laid off recruiters and hiring managers due to policy violations such as the improper use of background checks and social media checking. The company stated that the violation of policy was due to "a few, isolated individuals," and that the layoffs will help them ensure that their hiring processes are compliant with the law. The policy violations, which were discovered during an internal review, were connected to background checks, the use of criminal databases, the use of non-necessary information, and the social media checking of applicants. Uber has also instituted further training for their recruiters and staff on principles of candidate privacy and the legally permissible sources of data for recruiting.