Advance Auto Wrongly Bases Hires On Consumer Reports: Suit

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Advance Auto Parts Inc. on Tuesday was hit with a proposed class action alleging it violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act by improperly using information in consumer reports to make decisions about hiring, firing and other employment issues for prospective and existing employees.

Plaintiff John Hamilton Stinson claims that the company violated the FCRA by failing to provide a copy of the report to him and not giving job applicants adequate disclosure that they are giving consent for Advance to access their consumer reports. Stinson says...
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