Michaels Hit with Background Check Class Action Lawsuit

On Dec. 4,2014 Christina Graham, a resident of New Jersey, filed a background check class action lawsuit against Michaels Stores Inc., lawsuit alleging the retailer did not disclose to her and other job applicants that the company runs background checks-criminal records and consumer reports-as a standard part of the Michaels employment screening process.

By not clearly and properly displaying the background check disclosure agreement, Graham alleges Michaels violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and the New Jersey Fair Credit Reporting Act, which require “that before procuring a consumer report for employment purposes a prospective employer must disclose that the employer may procure a consumer report for employment purposes in a document that ‘consists solely of the disclosure.’

Case – Graham v. Michaels Stores Inc., Case No. 2:14-cv-07563, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Source: http://topclassactions.com/

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