What is this lawsuit about?
Plaintiff alleges that BBSI violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) when it obtained background reports on job applicants by using a disclosure form that allegedly was not a stand-alone form as required by the FCRA. Plaintiff alleges that the use of allegedly non-compliant disclosure forms (the “Challenged Disclosure Forms”) caused her harm and violated the law.
BBSI disputes the Plaintiff’s claim and denies all liability to Plaintiff and the Class, and has raised a number of defenses to the claims asserted. In particular, BBSI maintains that the Challenged Disclosure Forms fully complied with the FCRA and did not harm anyone.
The Parties are settling the Litigation to avoid further risk and expense. No court has found BBSI to have violated the law in any way.
Who is included?
You are part of the Settlement if you applied for a job and your job application was processed by BBSI and BBSI conducted a background check about you using one of the Challenged Disclosure Forms at any time from August 26, 2013 to January 15, 2019. Plaintiff alleges that BBSI, to obtain background reports on job applicants, used disclosure forms that were not stand-alone forms (as the FCRA requires), but that instead contained additional information not permitted by law. To receive a payment, you must submit a Claim Form.
If you have received the Postcard Notice, the records of BBSI and the vendors it hired to produce background reports indicate you are a member of the Settlement Class. If you are not certain as to whether you are a Class Member, you may contact the Settlement Administrator to find out. The Administrator can be reached at 1-844-546-2897. The question of class membership will be determined based on the records of BBSI and the vendors it hired to produce background reports.