Hertz Accused Of Using Illegal Applicant Screenings

Law360, New York (June 9, 2015, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The Hertz Corp. was hit Tuesday with a putative class action in California federal court accusing the rental car giant of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by allegedly not following proper procedure when screening job applicants using consumer reports.

Plaintiff Peter Lee said he was denied a job at Hertz after the company conducted an illegal background check on him. Hertz “systematically” violates the FCRA by failing to properly warn applicants in writing that it plans to procure a consumer report during the hiring process, by not providing them with a written description of their rights under the act, and...

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