Tag Archives: Fair Credit Reporting Act

EEOC Follows Up Recent Guidance On Use Of Criminal Background Check Info With Lawsuits

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been concerned for quite a while about the disparate impact that the criminal background checks many employers run on applicants and employees may have a disparate impact on the basis of race and national origin.  Specifically, the EEOC has been convinced since at least the 1980s that the … Continue Reading

Background Checks and Credit Reports Continue To Provide Fodder For Class Action Lawsuits

On July 23, 2012, Plaintiff, Chiquita M. Warren filed a punitive class action against Defendant, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., alleging the company used unauthorized consumer reports to reject otherwise qualified applicants, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Warren v. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., Case No. 212-CV-404, E.D. Va., Norfolk Division, … Continue Reading