The US District Court has ruled Plaintiff’s may move forward with allegations of violations of The Fair Credit Reporting Act, claiming Domino’s Pizza, LLC violated the law.
In a long opinion, the court claims 2 specific violations; 1. Domino’s violated The FCRA by not providing their applicants with proper, written authorization and 2; failing to provide employees with copies of their background checks, prior to taking adverse action.
What makes this even worse for Dominos? The court also ruled that these violations are “willful” in nature. Dominos argues this point and states the way the laws are written, it is unreasonable to believe in every instance to follow these guidelines. The court, disagreed.
Kai Richter, the Plaintiff’s Attorney, “We are pleased with the Court’s ruling and eager to move forward with our claims.”Richter went on to explain how the FCRA is important and in order to protect consumers and applicants, it must be followed.
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