Lawsuit against Online Dating Service Calling for Background Checks of Users Goes to Trial Next Week

The President of popular online dating service Match.com will appear in a Los Angeles court next week to testify in the case of a woman who suffered an alleged sexual assault by a man she met on the website, a woman who then called for Match.com to institute background checks on users in a lawsuit, according to a report on HuffingtonPost.com.

The court date on Monday deals with an injunction hearing prohibiting Match.com from accepting new users until the company implements a background check program, which the company has promised to do in 60-90 days, the HuffingtonPost.com reports.

The woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted had filed a lawsuit against Match.com asking that the website start running background checks on members using sexual offender databases since her alleged assailant had previously been charged for sex crimes.

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News reported details of this story earlier in the blogs “Woman Sues Popular Online Dating Website over Alleged Sexual Assault and Asks for Background Screening of Members” and “Popular Online Dating Service to Background Check Potential Members using Sex Offender Database.”

For more information about background checks, please visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) at http://www.ESRcheck.com.

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Founded in 1997 in the San Francisco Bay area with a mission to help employers and employees maintain safe workplaces, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and wrote the book on background checks with ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ by founder and President Lester Rosen. For more information about ESR, visit http://www.ESRcheck.com or email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at tahearn@ESRcheck.com.

Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/23/matchcom-lawsuit-trial-los-angeles_n_865717.html