AutoZone is the latest company to have a FCRA class action lawsuit filed against it. The company was hit with a suit for alleged violations of state and federal law in its background screening process. The case, Aceves et al. v. AutoZone Inc, filed on September 30, 2014 in the Central District of California, claims that the retailer violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), California’s Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA) and the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency Act (ICRAA).
FCRA class actions are a scary trend for employers. Fortunately, however, compliance with the technical requirements of the FCRA like authorization and disclosure are not that difficult to fix. Don’t let your client be the next employer called into court. Now is the time to have your Compliance Officer review your policies, procedures and practices, and to consult with your clients about auditing their policies, procedures and practices to ensure full compliance with the FCRA.