Background Check Class Action Settles for $3.6 Million

A federal judge in Florida gave final approval to a $3.6 million settlement between Global HR Research and a nationwide class of job applicants. The complaint in the class action lawsuit alleged the consumer reporting agency violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by disclosing workers’ background check results to employers without proper authorization. According to the settlement documents, each of the approximately 18,931 members of the settlement class would receive $117. The class consists of job applicants nationwide whose sensitive information, in the past five years, was compiled by Global HR and disclosed without the company obtaining the user’s certification that it would comply with the FCRA.

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Steve Larson
An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve's clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.


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