This article was written by The Weiner Law Firm.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a federal law that prevents, among other things, the unauthorized use of background reports by employers in the employment context. One of the ways that the law does so is by requiring background report companies to obtain a certification from an employer before the background report company provides the report to the employer.
ADP Screening and Selection Services is one of the largest background reporting companies in the United States. A lawsuit has been filed in federal court alleging that ADP violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it did not obtain the required certification from employers before it ran background checks. The lawsuit seeks damages on behalf of individuals, including statutory damages of $100 to $1,000 for each violation.
If you’ve had a background check run on you by ADP in 2014 or 2015, The Weiner Law Firm would like to speak with you. Whether the background check contained accurate or inaccurate information, the fact that a background check was run in the first place may have violated the law. Andrew Weiner can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 254-0842, and Jeff Sand can be reached at email@example.com or (404) 205-5029. Attorney Advertising.