Job Applicants Sue Green Mountain Over Background Checks

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT) -- A spurned job applicant lodged a putative class action against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. in Virginia federal court Monday, accusing the company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using unauthorized consumer reports to reject candidates for employment.

Plaintiff Chiquita M. Warren claims Green Mountain prematurely turned her and other potential class members down for positions with the company based on the results of consumer reports that the company obtained without providing clear written disclosures as required by the FCRA.

Green Mountain also violated...
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