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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