Excerpted from natlawreview.com, by Mary E. Kapsak

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) continues to cause issues for employers that run afoul of its provisions when reviewing consumer background reports as part of the hiring process. Most recently, a proposed class action was filed against Starbucks Corporation.

On September 20, 2017, plaintiff Kevin Wills filed a proposed class action in federal court in Georgia, alleging that Starbucks rejected job applicants after reviewing the applicants’ respective consumer background reports without first providing them with a copy of their reports or notifying them of their rights, in violation of the FCRA. The plaintiff seeks to certify a nationwide class of Starbucks job applicants who were denied at least five days’ notice of an adverse employment action based on their consumer background reports.

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