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August 14 2017

Faulty Background Checks Prompts Class Action Lawsuit

Although Michele Petry's criminal background is clean, she was denied employment with IDE Management, which claims her background report revealed multiple felonies.

Petry filed a class action lawsuit against the company in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Evansville Division. The company, which does business as Cathedral Health Care Centers, denied her employment without giving her a proper chance to correct those results, violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Petry's claim states that IDE negligently and willfully violated the FCRA when it failed to provide a copy of the report and a description in writing of her rights.