Whole Foods Hit With FCRA Suit Over Background Checks
Law360, New York (December 5, 2014, 6:21 PM EST) -- A former Whole Foods Market Group Inc. employee from Florida filed a proposed class action against the natural foods grocery chain on Thursday, alleging the company had used consumer reports while screening prospective workers in a way that violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The lawsuit, brought on behalf of plaintiff Colin Speer, accuses Whole Foods of violating the FCRA, which regulates employers' use of these reports during the hiring process. Speer seeks to represent a nationwide class of current and prospective Whole Foods employees in the last five years who were subject to a consumer report.
According to the lawsuit,...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!