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Delta To Pay $2.3M To End Worker Background Check Suit

Law360 (January 4, 2019, 4:53 PM EST) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a proposed class action brought on behalf of about 44,100 job applicants that claimed Delta flouted federal and California law by including extraneous information in notifications to prospective employees about background checks.

Former Delta employee Joseph Schofield asked a California federal court Thursday for preliminary approval of the settlement to resolve his suit — removed to federal court in January 2018 — made under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and related state laws. According to Schofield, the class would cover anyone who applied to Delta between October 2012...

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January 17, 2018

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