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June 28 2018

PETCO Job Applicants Reach $1.2M Background Back Check Class Action

Petco and two job applicants are seeking preliminary approval of a $1.2 million settlement in a lawsuit claiming the company's background check policies are unlawful. After nearly two years, the job applicants have reached settlement discussions for their Petco background check class action lawsuit. Plaintiffs Jacklyn Feist and Angelica Zimmer said that the proposed deal provides "relief."

The lawsuit was filed in a California state court in May 2016 for claims that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not sufficiently notifying job applicants that the company would conduct background checks of applicants. The company allegedly "buries" the background check notification in the fine print of its online application.