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Common Ways Prospective or Current Employees Sue Employers Under the FCRA

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – “The Background Check Authority®” – has released a whitepaper written by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “Common Ways Prospective or Current Employees Sue Employers Under the FCRA.” This whitepaper is a response to the rising trend of class action lawsuits filed for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that controls background checks for employment in the United States.

In the whitepaper, Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – explains how class action lawsuits brought against nationally known companies across the country can be avoided: These suits against employers have become very common. Ironically, these suits often could have been easily avoided.  More often than not, employers are sued for violating FCRA 101—simple rules and procedures that are clearly set out in the law.  Most of the claims involve aspects of the employer’s screening process that could be easily remedied to comply with the FCRA such as reviewing the forms used for background screening.

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