Final approval has been granted to a settlement agreement in the class action of Kevin Wills and Jonathan Santiago v. Starbucks Corporation, Case 1:17-cv-03654-CAP. The plaintiffs in the case asserted in separate class action complaints that Starbucks allegedly systematically violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to give job applicants timely notice that consumer credit reports may be used against them in the hiring process. The franchise has since made substantial changes to its background screening procedures and also promised to comply with the FCRA going forward. The settlement compensation per class member varies depending on the circumstances, from a $125 gift card to $840 in cash plus the gift card.

 

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