Starbucks, Home Depot, Wegmans, Lowes, Avis. The class action lawsuit list goes on and on. In fact, there were nearly 4,000 of them last year or so alone. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations are no joke. Hundreds of employers have been hit with lawsuits surrounding their Background Check programs. Class action lawsuits are the worst because they grab the media spotlight and climb to the top of your company’s SEO ratings. Damaging your brand and perhaps even jeopardizing your employment as an HR leader.
In fact, the website Webrecon, LLC reported 359 cases in October 2016 and 389 in November this year, an 8.4 percent increase. FCRA cases increased 8.4 percent from 3,395 as of Nov. 30, 2015, compared to 3,680 as of Nov. 30, 2016. Another major company, Avis, settled a $2.7 Million suit in November 2017 alleging improper background check procedures such as failure to provide adverse action notices and FCRA disclosures
So what does this mean for your company and the issue of compliance in the Background Screening arena? Simply put, attention to Background Screening regulations must be paid. Team Screening knows that reliable information protects you from liability and sanctions under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Our processes and screenings remain in full compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
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