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November 28 2017

Pepsi Class Action Says Background Checks Violate Federal Law

Altareek Grice has alleged in a class action lawsuit against Pepsi that the company obtained a consumer report from him without his knowledge or permission when he applied for a job at a bottling plant. He claims Pepsi failed to meet Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations when it didn't use proper disclosures during the background check. Violations of the FCRA could lead to up $1,000 in fines.

Grice represents a nationwide class of individuals that applied for positions with Pepsi and is limited to those who sought employment within the past two years. This could include more than 1,000 members.