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The Adverse Action Nightmare: Are at Risk For Being Sued?

Posted by Bob Mather on April 19, 2016
Hundreds of companies have recently been subject to significant financial penalties and civil lawsuits as a result of their failure to properly notify applicants or employees who were subject to some form of adverse action based upon information obtained from background checks.
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Topics: FCRA, class action lawsuit, Lawsuits, Adverse Action, FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act

Amazon Hit with Second Background Check FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

Posted by Bob Mather on October 27, 2015

As with many employers, Amazon ( the online retailer) was hit with  a second FCRA class action lawsuit. 

Accordiing to,a class action lawsuit filed by Plaintiff Theo Feldstein alleges he was initially offered a job working for Amazon but the offer was withdrawn after the company received a negative background check conducted as part of the employment process.

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Topics: FCRA, class action lawsuit

Whole Foods Settles $800,000 in FCRA Employment Background Check Case

Posted by Bob Mather on September 18, 2015

 According to the website Top Class, Whole Foods Market Group Inc. has agreed to a nearly $803,000 class action lawsuit settlement over allegations that the natural grocery store chain violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not properly disclosing to prospective employees that they were running a background check.

Lead plaintiff and former Whole Foods employee Colin Speer filed the background check class action lawsuit in December 2014

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Topics: FCRA, class action lawsuit, Disclosure & Authorization Form

Bank of America Class Action Background Check Case Dismissed

Posted by admin on May 20, 2015

According to the website, Bank of America successfully beat a class-action lawsuit filed in California. A California federal judge tossed a putative class action that accused Bank of America of unlawfully obtaining Consumer Reports as part of its background checks. This type of lawsuit is similar to those filed against Publix Super Markets and Food Lion which ended in both firms settling for near $10 million.

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Topics: Background Checks, class action lawsuit, Disclosure & Authorization Form

LinkedIn Scores First Win in FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

Posted by Bob Mather on April 16, 2015

According to the courthouse news service website LinkedIn has won the first round (and perhaps the last round) in the class-action lawsuit targeting them for Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations.

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Topics: Lawsuit, FCRA, class action lawsuit

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