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November 22 2016

A Middle Name - or Lack Thereof - Triggers FCRA Liability

Background screening company LexisNexis recently was required to pay $375,000 in damages when a client was bought out by another company who used its services to screen current employees to determine hiring eligibility. LexisNexis failed to use the middle name of an employee, resulting in an incorrect criminal history and a refusal to hire. The employee went six weeks unpaid while trying to correct the error.