Employment Background Check Class-Action: Avoiding the Mistakes Fueling a Wave of Lawsuits

Federal courts, most notably the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, have recently taken an increasingly hyper-technical view of employer obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in conducting applicant background checks, including criminal background checks. The result has been a growing wave of costly FCRA class-action lawsuits over seemingly minor issues – such as the wording and formatting of employers’ FCRA disclosures to applicants.

Bob Nichols and Amber Dodds explain how employers can design and implement their background check process to avoid expensive FCRA litigation.

Program Date: March 25, 2021


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