The Court in this case has approved the posting of this Notice on a website so that it could be viewed by Class Members, who may become members of the Settlement Class. The Class Members are:
All persons on whom Barrett Business Services, Inc. obtained a consumer report for employment purposes using a disclosure form containing a liability release or an overbroad authorization from August 26, 2013 to January 15, 2019.
Class membership is determined on the basis of the records of BBSI and the vendors it hired to produce background reports. You may be a Class Member if you applied to work for a different company and your job application was processed by BBSI. If you are unsure of whether you are a Class Member, you can contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-844-546-2897.
The Notice has been posted because Class Members have a right to know about a proposed settlement of a lawsuit in which they are class members, and about all their options, before the Court decides whether to approve the Settlement. If the Court approves the Settlement, and after objections or appeals relating to that Settlement are resolved, the benefits provided for by the Settlement will be available to members of the Settlement Class. Class Members become members of the Settlement Class by submitting a Claim Form.
The Notice explains the Litigation, the Settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available, who is eligible for them, and how to get them. A full copy of the Settlement Agreement can be reviewed here. The Notice contains only a summary of the Settlement Agreement.
The Court in charge of this case is the Washington Superior Court in and for the County of Clark. The Litigation is called Amanda Dougherty v. Barrett Business Services, Inc., Case No. 17-2-05619-1 (the “Litigation”). Amanda Dougherty, the person who filed this Litigation, is called the Plaintiff, and BBSI is called the Defendant.