3rd Circ. Hands J&J Win In Applicant's Background Check Suit

Law360 (April 4, 2019, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit sided with a Johnson & Johnson unit Thursday in a dispute with a former job prospect who claims an inaccurate criminal background check was used to reject him, finding a lower court erred when it denied Johnson & Johnson Services Inc.'s request to compel arbitration with the potential hire.

In a 13-page unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel vacated the district court's order and remanded the case, ruling that although former job applicant T. Jason Noye signed an arbitration agreement with temporary employment staffing company Kelly Services Inc., that company had a close relationship with JJSI. The close relationship...

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