7-Eleven Reaches $2M Settlement Over Background Checks

By Mike LaSusa (June 18, 2019, 7:02 PM EDT) -- 7-Eleven Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $2 million to resolve claims that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it did background checks on nearly 60,000 prospective employees, according to a filing in California federal court Monday.

The convenience store chain continues to deny "all wrongdoing," but has agreed to set up a settlement fund of $1,972,500.

The money will be used to make payments to individuals who applied to work at 7-Eleven or for whom 7-Eleven obtained a consumer report or background check for another reason during the last two years. The company allegedly violated the FCRA by not...

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