If you've been deactivated or suspended on Instawork, you should be able to see the reason when you open the app.

What's the difference between getting deactivated and suspended?

  • Suspended - you still keep the shifts you've picked up, but you won't be able to pick up anymore
  • Deactivated - this means you'll be pulled off shifts you were already on AND you can't pick up any more shifts

Some common reasons include:

Did you no-show?

  • Not showing up to a shift you signed up for will automatically deactivate you. Make sure to let us know!

Did you cancel a shift late?

  • For the first time you cancel a shift late (with less than 24 hours to the shift starting), you'll be suspended.
  • If you do this a 2nd time in the last month, you'll be deactivated.

Did you fail a background check?

  • If you fail a background check, you'll be suspended first.
  • If we don't hear any update after 30 days, you'll then be deactivated.

Were you late to a shift?

  • Showing up 15+ minutes late to a shift more than 1 time in the last 30 days will result in getting suspended.

Were you recently exposed to COVID?

  • If you tell us you were exposed to COVID, you'll be temporarily suspended for 14 days.

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