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June 21 2017

Courts Approve $950,000 FCRA Class Action Settlement Against McDonald's

In March, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval of a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class action against McDonald's.
James Wesley Carter alleged that the fast-food restaurant violates rights of consumers by failing to provide job applicants with a clear and conspicuous disclosure, in a document consisting solely of the disclosure.
The settlement class includes all employees or applicants for employment at McDonald's who did not receive the stand-alone document. McDonald's has agreed to pay $950,000 to class members and also ceased obtaining background reports as of Nov. 12, 2015.