17 May Avoid Lawsuits Through Background Check Compliance
In order to avoid legal actions, employers must ensure that their background check providers are in compliance with requirements stated in the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
A recent class action lawsuit has been settled and tentatively approved by a Virginia court. Dollar General has been accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act when failing to give proper notice and allowing applicants an opportunity to correct mistakes found during the background check process.
The settlement totaling $3.81 million, will require the Dollar General to pay $53 to each individual who claimed that they were denied employment and not treated properly under the terms of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Another settlement class covers those individuals who may have become employed but were subject to background checks without sufficient notice by Dollar General’s background check vendor.
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