Home Depot Pens Deal To End FCRA Class Action

Law360, New York (April 21, 2015, 10:29 PM EDT) -- Home Depot USA Inc. has agreed to pay at least $1.8 million to resolve a putative class action accusing it of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using flawed job applicant background check forms, according to documents filed in California district court Monday.

Under the terms of the settlement, which were disclosed in plaintiff Irene Fernandez’ motion for preliminary approval of the class action pact, Home Depot will dole out between $15 and $100 to eligible members of the settlement class, which Home Depot estimates comprises roughly 120,000 who have applied for jobs with the retailer using the allegedly non-compliant...

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