Dillard's Faces Class Action Over Background Checks

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 2:06 PM EST) -- A former Dillard’s Inc. dock worker has filed a putative class action accusing the department store chain of breaching federal consumer law when it hired and fired employees based on the results of background checks.

In a complaint lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, William Edwards claimed Dillard’s used consumer reports to make hiring and firing decisions without providing employees with copies of the reports, lists of rights to dispute the reports and other materials the Fair Credit Reporting...
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