Database Wrongly Labels Job Seeker A Criminal, Suit Says

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 6:57 PM EST) -- A man denied employment at a dollar store in California recently launched a proposed class action in federal court alleging that the Esteem database, which contains internal retail employment records on alleged thefts, wrongly labels him a criminal despite never being convicted of a crime.

G. Tsang accuses LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc., which created the retail employment database, and First Advantage Background Services Corp., which bought Esteem in early 2013, of violating the Fair Reporting Credit Act by supplying potential employers with information regarding an alleged...
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