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August 4 2015

Home Depot Reaches $1.8M Class Action Settlement Over Background Checks

"A $1.8 million class action settlement has been reached to resolve charges against Home Depot over allegedly violating the FCRA by not having proper background check forms for its job applicants. According to the agreement, Class Members will receive anywhere from $15 to $100. The proposed class includes about 120,000 individuals who applied for jobs with Home Depot, in which the alleged illegal background check forms were used, beginning in April 24, 2011 to May 11, 2015. ""In addition to this monetary relief, Home Depot has agreed to no longer use the offending forms, and to use a background check form that complies with the FCRA,"" the motion to approve the Home Depot class action settlement says. According to the Home Depot class action lawsuit, the retailer ""violated the FCRA by including releases of liability in their preauthorization background and|or credit check disclosure forms."""