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Acadia Healthcare and The Refuge Background Reports FCRA Settlement

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. and The Refuge—a Healing Place, LLC have agreed to settle a class action alleging that they violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in their acquiring of background reports for employment purposes. The complaint accused the companies of using an incorrect form for the information on and authorization of the credit  Read more

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CrimShield Background Report Requirements FCRA Class Action

CrimShield, Inc. provides background reports to help companies screen prospective employees. At times, it does more than that, reviewing the reports itself and determining whether the subject of report should be hired. The complaint for this class action alleges that CrimShield does not complaint with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in how it obtains  Read more

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PNC Financial Services Job Applicant Consumer Reports FCRA Class Action

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) sets rules for the use of consumer reports by potential employers. The complaint for this class action says that PNC Financial Services, Inc. and PNC Bank, NA violated the FCRA’s Stand-Alone Disclosure Requirement and Pre-Adverse Action Disclosure Requirements.  Read more

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Air Canada Improper Background Check Procedures FCRA Class Action

Companies are permitted to obtain consumer reports or background checks on employees or job applicants unless they follow the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Air Canada did not do so. The complaint claims that Air Canada did not provide subjects of the reports with  Read more

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Petco Animal Supplies Consumer Report for Employment FCRA Settlement

Petco is paying over a million dollars to settle a class action that, when obtaining consumer reports on prospective employees, it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in two ways. First, the complaint says, it did not provide stand-alone disclosure that it was going to obtain the reports. Second, if it took adverse action  Read more