Publix FCRA Settlement

Recently, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has signed off on a proposed class settlement between Publix Super Markets Inc. (“Publix”) and Erin Knights, individually and as a representative of a class (“Knights”). Knights brought an action under the Fair Credit and Reporting Act (“FCRA”), alleging that Publix’s computerized background check authorization webpage, which is included in their job application process, violated the FCRA. Specifically, Knights alleged that neither the background check application screen or ...

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Century 21 Background Check Lawsuit

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Century 21 Department Stores, nationwide, on July 7, 2014.  The lawsuit alleges that Century 21 failed to properly notify and receive proper authorization from employees and job applicants before it conducted a background check on them as required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  The lawsuit also alleges that Century 21 violated the FCRA by failing to provide the proper notification to the employee or job applicant before it ...

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