J&J Hit With Class Suit Alleging FCRA Violations

Law360, New York (December 14, 2015, 3:44 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson and staffing company Kelly Services have been hit with a putative class action accusing them of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act after rescinding an applicant's job offer based on a criminal conviction found in his consumer report without properly disclosing the report's employment purposes.

In his Pennsylvania federal lawsuit filed Thursday, plaintiff T. Jason Noye alleges J&J and recruiter Kelly Services Inc. violate the FCRA by procuring and using consumer reports for employment purposes without first disclosing in writing to the consumer, "in a document that consists solely of the disclosure," what the reports will be obtained...

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