Uber Decision Shows Importance Of Vetting Procedures, Say Experts
Uber recently had its licence to operate in London pulled by Transport for London (TfL) after it was found to “fail to report alleged criminal offences carried out by its drivers and a lax attitude towards background checks and obtaining medical certificates”.
In early September, it was found that up to 13,000 Uber drivers had insufficient background checks and some were obtaining falsified medical certificates.
The company has the right to appeal and can continue to operate until it has exhausted the appeals process. As a result, 40,000 drivers could lose their jobs.