Avis No Advance Notice of Adverse Action on Employment FCRA Class Action

When she was offered a job in California with Avis, plaintiff Denise Watkins was ready to accept. Then, Avis withdrew its offer, because, the complaint says, the background report they had received from Sterling contained a criminal history. In fact, it wasn’t her history—but by the time she saw the error, it was too late.  Read more

Pepsi Employment Background Check FCRA Class Action

Sometime in or around August 2016, plaintiff Altareek Grice applied for a position at Pepsi Beverages Company. According to the complaint, as part of the process, Pepsi ordered a consumer report from Carco Group on Grice. But Pepsi did not make this known to Grice by disclosing it to him “in a document that consists  Read more

Uber Drivers Background Check FCRA Settlement

Uber is settling a class action alleging that when it performed background checks on prospective drivers, it violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as related state laws. The complaint for the case claims that Uber did not provide proper notice that it was intending to get a background check, did not  Read more

Wal-Mart Prospective Employee FCRA Background Check Violations Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. did not follow proper procedures in obtaining and using crediting reports on employees, former employees, and prospective employees, thus violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as California laws. The complaint alleges that Pitre worked for Wal-Mart in California as an hourly,  Read more