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The FCRA and Employment: Still in the News

September 28, 2012

Perhaps the hottest area in consumer reporting law right now – in the press, if not in actual litigation – pertains to consumer reports and employment. Traditionally, plaintiffs have filed FCRA lawsuits when they were denied a loan, due to inaccuracies on their credit reports.  Now, however, it is increasingly well known that employers are using credit reports and/or criminal background reports – both of which are regulated by the FCRA – to decide whether to hire or fire employees.  I am seeing lawsuits about this use in my practice, and I predict that we’ll soon see as many, if not more, of them than of the traditional “I didn’t get a loan” lawsuit.

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