Food Lion Job Applicants Class Action Settlement

An almost $3 million class action settlement was reached with Food Lion LLC and its parent company Delhaize America LLC to resolve allegations that the company used illegal background check procedures on its job applications, in violation of federal law. The Food Lion class action lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Jeneen Brown, alleging that Delhaize violated the FCRA when Brown applied for a job at Food Lion and that the grocery store chain, “failed to disclose to her, in a document that consisted solely of the disclosure, that it would obtain a background check on her,” while the FCRA requires “a clear and conspicuous disclosure” when the report is being “obtained for employment purposes.” Delhaize denies the allegations in this class action lawsuit but has agreed to this settlement to avoid the cost and risk of a trial.

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