Tag Archives: Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Employers Should Watch Out for Phony Job Seekers Looking for FCRA Lawsuits Not Work

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers conducting background checks on prospective employees have to worry about the sharp rise in the number of class action lawsuits filed by job applicants over alleged technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Employment Screening Resources (ESR) saw the potential for phony job seekers looking to file FCRA class action lawsuits over technical violations of the FCRA as far back as a March 25, 2009 blog “Cup of Coffee with that Criminal Conviction? Starbucks Case Underscores Importance of Well-Crafted Employment Application” written by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against GEO Group for Alleged FCRA Violations

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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. Continue reading

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Spokeo v. Robins

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On November 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in the case of Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins which could decide whether or not a plaintiff has the legal right, or “standing,” to bring a class action lawsuit for a technical violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) if that individual suffered no actual concrete harm from the violation. Continue reading

Sprint Could Face Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations during Credit Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A complaint filed by a Chicago, Illinois man in Cook County Circuit Court claims that Sprint Corp. allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by using non-compliant disclosure forms before checking the credit of job applicants, according to a report on the Cook County Record website. Continue reading

Waffle House Faces Background Check Class Action Lawsuit

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed by a Florida man against Waffle House claims the 24-hour diner chain violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by unfairly using a background check and denying him employment, according to a report from LegalNewsline.com. Continue reading

Staffing Company Settles FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A staffing company has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that claims the firm allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when obtaining background checks on job applicants, according to a TopClassActions.com report. Continue reading

Amazon Motion of Summary Judgement Denied in FCRA Lawsuit

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A judge in Washington state has denied a motion of summary judgement filed by Amazon.com and a staffing company in a class action lawsuit claiming the online retail giant violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a TopClassActions.com report. Continue reading

Judge Rules Healthcare Provider Complied With FCRA in Background Check Lawsuit

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled in a class action lawsuit over background checks that Genesis Healthcare LLC complied with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when obtaining the criminal history of a job applicant from a third party background check provider. Continue reading

Amazon Faces Second FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed against Amazon claims the online retailer violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not warning an applicant about a negative background check report neglecting to give him a chance to fix errors on the report, according to TomClassActions.com. Continue reading

Lawsuit Against Kohl’s Over Background Checks Dismissed

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A California federal judge has granted a Motion to Dismiss in a class action lawsuit against Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. that claimed the company conducted improper background checks on job applicants in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Continue reading