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November 24 2015

Chipotle Faces Potential FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

"A woman who applied for a job at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has filed a putative class action lawsuit against the national restaurant chain. According to the class action lawsuit, Chipotle has violated the FCRA in their application documents by asking applicants to sign their consent for background checks embedded and essentially ""hidden"" within a general consent agreement. According to the FCRA class action lawsuit, Chipotle's disclosure was surrounded by other language pertaining to additional information Mejia was required to consent to on the application. FCRA requires that the disclosure form be solely for purposes of disclosure and not ""encumbered by any other information ... in order to prevent consumers from being distracted by other information side-by-side with the disclosure."""