Big Lots Accused Of Background Check Violations

Law360, New York (November 5, 2015, 8:09 PM EST) -- Discount retail chain Big Lots Stores Inc. was hit with a proposed class action suit this week in Philadelphia alleging it routinely violated federal law in the way it executed background checks on employees.

The suit filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas alleges the company “systematically” violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act's standalone disclosure requirement by making prospective employees sign a document used as a background check consent form that contained extraneous information.

“Defendant repeatedly and routinely uses the same unlawful document with...
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