Judge Approves $4.75 Million Settlement against Background Check Firm in FCRA Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A New York federal judge has granted final approval to a $4.75 million settlement in class action lawsuit against a background check company for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report on the TopClassActions.com website.

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Wells Fargo Settles Background Check Lawsuit for $12 Million

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to a settlement of $12 million to resolve a class action lawsuit that claimed the financial institution allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after denying employment to a job applicant based on the results of a background check report.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Business for Alleged FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Missouri man has filed a class action lawsuit against a business that he claims refused to hire him based on the results of a background check report performed on him by a consumer reporting agency (CRA) and in doing so allegedly violated the federal Fair …

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FCRA Lawsuits Will Continue to Increase in Target Rich Background Screening Environment in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Class action lawsuits involving the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that governs the use of background checks for employment purposes in the United States will continue to increase in 2016 since background screening is a target rich environment even if technical FCRA violations are restricted. This …

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Background Check Class Action Lawsuit Settles for $716,400

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit settlement of $716,400 was reached with Van Heusen, Izod, G.H. Bass, and Calvin Klein over allegations that the company obtained background check reports without complying with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from TopClassActions.com.

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California Supreme Court to Consider Whether ICRAA Unconstitutionally Vague when Applied to Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Supreme Court will review a California Court of Appeal decision in the case of Connor v. First Student, Inc. which held the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) “is not unconstitutionally vague” when applied to background checks on employees that are subject to both …

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EEOC Report Reveals Focus on Systemic Discrimination

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its annual Fiscal Year 2015 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) on activities during the past fiscal year from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 that were designed to meet the priorities outlined in the EEOC Strategic …

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EEOC Does Not Have to Reveal Statistical Analysis Used for Background Check Lawsuit against Dollar General

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois federal judge has denied an objection by Dollar General to an earlier ruling that determined the retailer could not obtain the statistical analysis used in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed Dollar General’s background check program kept African Americans …

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Big Lots Claims FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania against Big Lots Stores Inc. claims the retail discount store chain allegedly conducted improper background checks on employees in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from TopClassActions.com.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against GEO Group for Alleged FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in New York federal court claims The GEO Group, Inc. and their background screening provider violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) during criminal background checks of job applicants, the law firm Outten & Golden LLP announced.

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