The FTC recently filed a class-action lawsuit against HireRight over its hiring practices. This suit claimed that the company violated the Federal Consumer Reporting Act by including inaccurate and false information in background checks. In addition, the company failed to provide its users with the full copy of the reports it compiled. In addition, the plaintiff alleged that the company did not conduct reasonable reinvestigations of the information is provided to employers.
The plaintiff claims that the company failed to verify applicants’ criminal records, resulting in the false branding of individuals as felons and causing them to lose their jobs.
The complaint asserts that the company failed to provide a sufficient opportunity for complainants to dispute the information. Many of the plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit as class action complaints, arguing that the company did not allow applicants to dispute inaccurate information. The lawsuits allege that the company did not disclose its background check procedures to prospective applicants.
The complaint asserts that the company failed to conduct background checks under federal law and failed to provide copies of the screening reports it prepared. The lawsuit states that the company did not properly investigate consumer complaints regarding inaccurate or incomplete background reports. Furthermore, the plaintiff alleges that the report was erroneous and inaccurate. The complaint says the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it included expunged criminal offenses. Additionally, the lawsuit states that the company also included criminal offenses that had been expunged.
The HireRight lawsuit alleges that the company lied to prospective clients and failed to provide copies of their background reports.
According to the complaint, the firm also failed to investigate consumer complaints. The plaintiffs’ complaint cites the website of HireRight that shows that it has a seven-year limit on the availability of its background reports. In addition, the company does not provide details about a candidate’s criminal history.
The plaintiffs allege that the company failed to verify the criminal background information of applicants. This leads to false branding as a convicted felon and deprives job applicants of employment opportunities. The lawsuits have alleged that the company knowingly and negligently used outdated background information on its applicants. Although the law does not require background checks to be accurate, it is important to check these reports before hiring. Moreover, many employers will not consider an applicant’s background when determining whether he or she has a criminal history.
The lawsuit claims that HireRight violated the FCRA by failing to verify criminal background information.
The complaint notes that the website fails to disclose certain information that was relevant to employment decisions. While the employer did not provide these reports to applicants, the plaintiffs failed to follow the proper procedure for adjudicating such reports. The company was also unable to provide a clear explanation of what happened in the background report to the applicant. A third party is also required to check the reports before hiring.
The plaintiffs also claim that HireRight did not properly check the background information of prospective employees. The companies’ background reports do not include accurate information. The company also did not notify the complainants when the information they are obtaining was false. This is the only way to prevent hiring mistakes. Further, consumers need to understand the consequences of not checking background reports. Even if an employer violates the law, the settlement will still hurt the consumer.
In addition to the lawsuit filed against HireRight, the company also faces an ongoing liability investigation.
As a result, the company voluntarily agreed to settle the lawsuit. However, it will continue to follow all federal and state laws to protect its customers. This lawsuit will be settled once the company has resolved the case. It will not affect its reputation, but it will likely impact the business’s ability to attract and retain new clients.
Despite the class-action lawsuit, the case also involves the hiring of convicted felons.
The complaint details how HireRight misled employers by using false background information. As a result, this can have devastating consequences for consumers. For example, if you hire a convicted felon, the company may not be able to provide the employer with a valid background check. It may not have even been able to tell if an applicant is guilty or innocent. If the accused is convicted of a crime, the lawsuit will be lost.