Another FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Crafted Against Michaels


A second class action lawsuit alleging improper background checks on job applicants was filed in federal court in Texas against the retail craft supply chain Michaels Stores Inc. The plaintiff argues that Michaels violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by burying notice that the company would obtain a credit report in the job application. “Defendant’s FCRA disclosure and authorization are embedded within an online employment application which appears as one long continuous Web page that applicants fill out, and which contains a liability release, among reams of other extraneous information,” the Michaels class action lawsuit alleges.

The Texas Michaels Background Check Class Action Lawsuit is Castro v. Michaels Stores Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-00276, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

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