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February 8 2018

Waffle House Job Applicants Consolidate Background Check Class Action

A class action lawsuit has been filed by Waffle House job applicants who claim the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

The complaint consolidates claims brought by 23 plaintiffs in two Waffle House class action lawsuits filed earlier this year. Waffle House has been accused of using background checks to make employment decisions without giving job applicants the required notice and opportunity to explain or correct the information in those background checks. The first claim was filed in April and alleges that background screening company Public Data provided cheap services without FCRA compliance. In the second lawsuit, a 20-year employee claims he was denied a new job after he was never given the chance to explain or correct findings of a background check.