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As criminal background reports become more common, so too do FCRA lawsuits about them

April 29, 2011

The New York Times notes that more employers than ever are screening potential employees by obtaining criminal background reports about them.  Employers are doing this because such reports are relatively easy to obtain – where they once required a trip to a courthouse, they can now be ordered online.  Advocates for people with criminal records don’t like the way these reports are becoming more common, and the article explains their concerns, noting that FCRA suits are one way to resolve them.

All in all, the article does a decent job of summarizing a growing aspect of FCRA litigation.  Read it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/us/29records.html

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