Law360, New York (September 18, 2015, 12:46 PM EDT) -- A Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. job applicant has hit the restaurant chain with a proposed nationwide class action in California federal court, claiming it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by obtaining employment background checks after burying the required disclosure in its application materials.
Named plaintiff Lorena Mejia said she had filled out a standard Chipotle application that contained a provision allowing the company to conduct a background check. But that heads-up fell short of the FCRA’s standard because the background-check disclosure was surrounded by potentially distracting language such as a provision for at-will employment, according to a complaint dated Wednesday...
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