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Hertz Accused Of Using Illegal Applicant Screenings

Jun 9, 2015 / Media Coverage /
The Hertz Corp. was hit Tuesday with a putative class action in California federal court accusing the rental car giant of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by allegedly not following proper procedure when screening job applicants using consumer reports. Plaintiff Peter Lee said he was denied a job at Hertz after the company conducted an illegal background check on him. Hertz “systematically” violates the FCRA by failing to properly warn applicants in writing that it plans to procure a consumer report during the hiring process, by not providing them with a written description of their...
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Hertz Sued for Allegedly Violating Federal Background Check Law, According to Job Applicant’s Legal Team

Jun 9, 2015 / Press Release /
The Hertz Corporation, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (“Hertz”), and Sterling Infosystems, Inc. are accused in a new federal lawsuit of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) during criminal background checks of Hertz job applicants, the law firm Outten & Golden LLP and the nonprofit organization Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area announced today. Filed in San Francisco federal court, the nationwide class action lawsuit alleges that Hertz and Sterling failed to comply with FCRA’s notice requirements prior to taking adverse actions against job...
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