Package delivery company UPS is facing a class action lawsuit alleging an FCRA violation in regards to their background screening procedures.
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 v. United Parcel Service of America Inc, the plaintiff alleges an offer of employment was revoked after a background check was conducted.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 information.
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.
Check out our FCRA Compliance Procedures page to learn more about employer responsibilities.
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Here is some additional information on this class action lawsuit: UPS Class Action Says Background Check Practices Violate FCRA