A case was filed in November 2014 in the Maryland Federal Court against two employment agencies claiming they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in regards to consumer reports.
The suit claims the employment agencies violated the FCRA by taking unfavorable actions based on consumer reports without providing copies of the reports to employees. The plaintiff says he used an employment agency to obtain a position at a healthcare company. The employment agency ran a criminal history background check several weeks after the job was originally obtained. It claims the background check included erroneous information that included (2) felonies and (3) misdemeanors. The plaintiff says he has no criminal history and has never been charged with a crime.
The plaintiff alleges that, as a result of the inaccurate information, he was fired from his position and was not notified of the information contained in the consumer report until a week later, at which point he had already been let go.