Recent Lawsuit Alleged Violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act

In a recently settled lawsuit against a major company, it was alleged that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Selection.com President, James Boeddeker says Selection.com has the tools you need to keep your company compliant in this area.

This article relates to a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit which alleges that a well-known company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The Court in charge of this case is the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Case No. 8:11-cv-01823-DKC. Case files can be found at the U.S. Government Printing Office website. This Site makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. This matter has now been settled. The Court granted preliminary approval of the settlement on May 13, 2013. More details, and copies of the settlement documents, may be found athttp://www.singletonsettlement.com.

According to court documents, plaintiffs alleged that the company’s pre-employment “Background Investigation and Consent Form,” and their alleged procurement of consumer reports on the basis of that form, violates the FCRA.   For the full story click here.

Article by SELECTiON.COM®

Founded in 1991, SELECTiON.COM® is one of the Nation’s leading providers of pre-employment background screening services. We offer the largest network of in-house researchers, the fastest turnaround on criminal background checks and drug screening, and unsurpassed customer service. Our web application, FASTRAX Select™, allows employers to verify an applicant’s background check information quickly and accurately from the convenience of a personal computer. Average turnaround time on criminal background searches is 2 business days. Thousands of employers nationwide rely on SELECTiON.COM® to help them make smart hiring decisions.