|General Update: The Court granted Final Approval of the Settlement Agreement at the Fairness Hearing, which occurred on November 12, 2019.
Payments will be mailed to eligible claimants on January 24, 2020.
What is this Lawsuit about?
The Plaintiffs in this Lawsuit allege that Defendant Global HR Research violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the "FCRA") by providing background checks to certain employers for those employers to use in their hiring processes. Specifically, the Plaintiffs contend that the Defendant violated the FCRA by providing certain reports without having first obtained certification from the employers that they would comply with certain sections of the FCRA in using those reports. The Defendant has denied all claims in the Lawsuit and contends that it acted lawfully and in compliance with the FCRA at all times. Despite denying liability and wrongdoing, the Defendant has decided it is in its best interest to settle the Lawsuit to avoid the burden, expense, risk, and uncertainty of continuing the litigation.
Who is included?
You are a member of the Settlement Class if you reside in the United States (including all territories and other political subdivisions of the United States) and you were the subject of a consumer report furnished by Global HR Research for employment purposes to A1 HR, Continuum, or Accesspoint between July 11, 2013 and January 11, 2019.
If you fall within the Settlement Class definition, you will be a Settlement Class Member unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement Class.
How do I participate?
The Settlement Administrator will mail you a check automatically about 35 days after the Court grants Final Approval to the Settlement. The Administrator will mail that check to the address available in Global HR's files. If you have relocated since the time of your application, please update the Administrator with your new address. You can contact the Administrator at the address below to let it know your address has changed, or you may submit your address update through the Contact Us page.