I feel I've been discriminated against and denied a job opportunity. Due to stress at my past job and suffering a major nervous breakdown during the time I was working as a waiter I was forced to quit my job for health reasons. I began driving for uber and created a stellar rating for myself with over 90% 5 star reviews having driven over 3000 passengers. However there were times when business was slow so I applied for lyft as well. I applied over 3 years ago and had 1 interview not with a real lyft employee but a driver who interviewed me. It wasn't even an interview but called a "mentor" session where they would show me the ropes basically. It was a black guy that conducted the "mentor" session and he denied me the job. It's been years and I'm still unable to work for lyft and they don't give me a reason why. When I'm looking for a job years later I see there ad to this day on Craigslist needing drivers. Lyft supposedly pays $1500/week to their drivers and I've been denied that for years. Can you help me with my wrongful employment rejection which they have not given me reason for? I feel I'm owed all that money and more. I've reapplied with them several times thereafter and they
Not based on the facts you have stated. Discrimination is not unlawful unless it is discrimination based on your membership in a protected class of people. Discrimination happens all the time in that people are treated differently. Any time one applicant is chosen over another discrimination occurs, but it is not unlawful discrimination unless the employer can be proved to have acted as it did based on a criteria related to a protected characteristic such as race, national origin, gender, disability status, religion and the like.
Apparently the interviewer gave you a negative review. Unless you can prove this bad review was based on an unlawful motive, you have no claim.
Good luck to you.
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No company is obligated to give you a job. Unless you can point to a specific unlawful basis for your rejection, they've done nothing illegal. Since they're advertising again, you are free to apply again and may have better luck than with your earlier experience. But don't expect $1500 a week; since you've been driving for Uber you should know that claim is nonsense.
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Weird that you didn't get the job. As far as you know, did Lyft do a background check on you? There have been a few instances where something on a credit report pops up (and is incorrect).
The law does not require an employer to hire an applicant simply because the applicant believes they are well suited for the position. The law only prohibits employers from basing hiring decision on legally protected traits, such as race, religion or gender. Your facts do not suggest that you were denied employment with Lyft because of a legally protected trait. Therefore, while the denial may be unfair, it would not appear to be illegal. I am sorry.
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