Whole Foods Settles Suit Over Background Check Notices

Law360, Los Angeles (September 16, 2015, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between Whole Foods Market Group Inc. and a class of employees accusing the company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act with its employee background check notification methods.

The deal, worth about $803,000, would net each of the roughly 20,000 class members about $24 after other expenses. The settlement class includes employees and prospective employees who were the subject of a consumer report procured by Whole Foods within the five years prior to the filing of the...
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