ResCare Hit With Class Action Over Background Checks
Law360 (February 14, 2011, 6:18 PM EST) -- ResCare Inc.'s background check process "grossly and inaccurately maligned" an employment applicant by reporting a 20-year-old expunged offense and not telling him, the man claimed Monday in a proposed class action against the job training company.
Kevin W. Ross's complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, claims the company's conduct violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act and seeks punitive damages.
Ross applied for work in March 2009 in Wichita, Kan., the suit says, and ResCare hired HireRight Solutions Inc., which is not named as a defendant, to perform a background check.
HireRight provided ResCare with...
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