Waiver On L3 Background Check Form Violates FCRA: Suit

Law360, Washington (November 22, 2017, 4:36 PM EST) -- An employee of military contractor L3 Technologies Inc. on Tuesday filed a putative class action in California federal court alleging the company's onboarding paperwork violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act by combining background check consent and a liability waiver on the same form.

The complaint, one of a slew of FCRA challenges to employee paperwork required by companies like Amazon.com Inc., Whole Foods Market Inc., Home Depot USA Inc. and others in recent years, says liability release provisions invalidate the contracting giant's background check consent form.

"The FCRA prohibits this practice and requires that forms granting the authority to access and use...

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