Employers Hit With Background Check Lawsuits

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07_24_14_175wEmployees and job applicants are filing class action lawsuits against employers alleging that they are using invalid forms to obtain consent for background checks as part of their hiring process. The lawsuits allege violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. ยง 1681, et seq. (FCRA), which provides for statutory damages of up to $1,000 for each instance when an employer obtains a consumer report without proper disclosure and authorization. more...

Posted by Roshana Devkota at 09/04/2014 10:50:26 AM |