Five Guys Burgers Faces Employment Class Action Lawsuit

Plaintiff Jeremy R. Lusk has filed a class action lawsuit against Five Guys Burgers. The former employee claims the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California labor law when it conducted background checks on employees without properly notifying them and committed a number of wage and hour violations. The complaint also asserts that the company regularly secured credit and background reports on employees, conducted background checks on potential, current and former employees and used this information in hiring decisions without providing clear disclosures. The suit alleges violations of the FCRA, California’s Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCCRA), Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) and California’s Unfair Competition Law and state labor code.

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