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February 16 2015

Genesis Healthcare improperly uses background checks, federal lawsuit charges

Genesis Healthcare hired plaintiff Doris Ramos in July 2014 to work as an occupational therapist, then rescinded the job offer after a background check, the complaint states. Ramos contends that Genesis never provided her with a copy of the background check and a statement of her rights, as called for by the FCRA, Law360 reported. The FCRA governs the collection and distribution of consumer information, including background checks as well as credit reporting. Ramos also claims that the background check inaccurately said that she had a felony conviction. Because of this alleged error, Ramos also has brought a claim against General Information Services Inc., charging that the consumer reporting firm contracted by Genesis does not take reasonable steps to ensure accuracy.