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Court rules automatic scoring of background check does not constitute adverse action

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A company who utilized a third-party background screening firm’s internal coding to score the results of their background checks faced claims from plaintiffs who received an unfavorable grade that the company took premature adverse action against them. Read More

Class action accuses Sears of using improper background check disclosure forms

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The chain of American department stores allegedly failed to clearly and conspicuously disclose that they would be obtaining consumer reports on applicants for employment purposes – a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Read More

Class action accuses Hertz of unauthorized background checks

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The car rental giant allegedly procured consumer reports on job applicants without their consent and used those checks to systematically disqualify those same individuals from job consideration without providing them copies of the results, according to Law360.com. Read More

Judge refuses to toss background check suit against USPS

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A Wisconsin federal judge found that an applicant who claims the U.S. Postal Service failed to give him an adequate amount of time to dispute the information returned on his background check sufficiently alleged an injury. Read More

CFPB hits another company with hefty fine for violations of the FCRA

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Clarity Services, Inc., a Florida-based credit reporting agency, agreed to pay an $8 million penalty to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amid allegations that the company obtained credit reports on consumers without “permissible purpose.” Read More

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