Package delivery company UPS is facing a class action
lawsuit alleging an FCRA violation in regards to their background screening
In John Riley, et
al. v. United Parcel Service of America Inc, the plaintiff alleges an offer
of employment was revoked after a background check was conducted. However the
plaintiff contends he was never offered a copy of his consumer report, which in
turn means he was never afforded the opportunity to correct any inaccurate
According to the class action lawsuit, “It
was unlawful for Defendant to terminate Plaintiff’s employment or deny
Plaintiff employment on the basis of information contained in a consumer
report, without first providing Plaintiff with a copy of the report, notifying
Plaintiff of his rights under the FCRA, and giving Plaintiff a reasonable
opportunity to respond”.
This lawsuit is a great example to
employers everywhere how important it is to have strict procedures when
conducting background checks. Organizations should periodically review their
processes to ensure they are compliant when it comes to background check
disclosures and adverse actions.
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Procedures page to learn more about employer
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Here is some additional information on this class action
Class Action Says Background Check Practices Violate FCRA