As reported by Law 360 (paywall), Stellar Partners, Inc., an airport retailer, allegedly violated the FCRA in its hiring practices. In a case filed in the Middle District of Florida by Tabatha Parker, represented by Wenzel Fenton Cabassa and Consumer Litigation Associates, Parker alleges that the company “ran a background check on her when she applied for a job but failed to let her know about the check in a stand-alone disclosure, as required by the FCRA”, as noted in the Law 360 story. The story also reports that Stellar is alleged to have violated the FCRA “by failing to provide a copy of the report before making a decision regarding her employment…”
Following a conditional acceptance for a position, Parker ” she says she received an email from Stellar indicating that her job offer was being held up due to the contents of the report, which included some arrests and allegations of theft. She was told she had the right to dispute the accuracy of the information in the report by contacting the consumer reporting agency, but the email did not include the report itself, according to the suit.”
The case is Parker et al. v. Stellar Partners Inc., U.S.D.C. (M.D. Fla.) No. 8:20-cv-00292.
Eric J. Ellman is Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in Washington, DC. He also served for eight months as Interim President and CEO of the Association. More