Walmart Class Action Says Background Checks Violate Federal Law

Walmart is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the company violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using unauthorized background checks. The lead plaintiff in the case argues that the business failed to provide adequate notice of the consumer report and did not secure the legal authorization to obtain it. The lawsuit also claims Walmart violated various state California laws when it obtained background checks on the plaintiff and others. Additionally, the plaintiff has argued that the required stand-alone disclosure documents were “embedded with extraneous information.” The plaintiff is seeking monetary relief for himself and the Class, along with statutory damages and an injunction on Walmart’s policies.

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