As with many employers, Amazon ( the online retailer) was hit with a second FCRA class action lawsuit.
Accordiing to topclassactions.com,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lawsuit filed by Plaintiff Theo Feldstein alleges he was initially offered a job working for Amazon but the offer was withdrawn after the company received a negative background check conducted as part of the employment process.
According to the website Top Class Actions.com, 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
According to the website law360.com, 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.
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.