UBS Hit With Class Action Over Background Check Practices

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A former independent contractor for UBS Financial Services Inc. on Monday hit the company with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court, alleging its employee consumer report practices violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act for failing to provide copies of background checks and including illegal language in related consent forms.

Plaintiff Kimberly Plasters, who was fired for failing a background check, said in her complaint that UBS Financial Services, a U.S.-based wealth management unit of Swiss global financial services company UBS AG, "systematically violates...
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