Amazon Driver Background Checks Unfair, Advocates Say

By Matthew Guarnaccia (October 13, 2016, 1:51 PM EDT) -- Amazon.com's new policy requiring delivery companies contracting with the online retailer to perform more stringent criminal background checks on drivers resulted in the discriminatory firing of numerous black and Latino employees, a legal advocacy group said in a letter Wednesday.

Boston-based Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice said in its letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that the new policy mostly affects minorities by not considering their past performance at their jobs and only taking into account their previous interactions with the legal system. The committee said in the Boston area alone, delivery companies terminated approximately 30 to 40...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!