Excerpted from natlawreview.com, by Erin C. Horton
Earlier this month, in a case pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Home Depot avoided a class action suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
The lawsuit accused the company of improperly obtaining personal information about job applicants by relying on background check authorization forms that did not meet the FCRA’s specific procedural requirements.
The company prevailed in having the case dismissed by successfully arguing that the named plaintiff, Katherine Saltzberg, did not allege a “concrete injury” and as a result, lacked legal standing to sue her employer.
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