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The Weiner Law Firm Files FCRA Case Against GoodHire and National Background Data For Inaccurate Background Check

Posted by Andrew Weiner | Mar 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

On March 22, 2016, The Weiner Law Firm, on behalf of its client Alexia Williams, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against consumer reporting agencies GoodHire, LLC and CoreLogic National Background Data LLC.  According to the lawsuit, GoodHire and NBD violated Section 1681e(b) of the FCRA when they published inaccurate public record information about Ms. Williams in an employment background report.  Specifically, Ms. Williams alleges in her lawsuit that these consumer reporting agencies furnished a background check to her employer that showed that she had been convicted of a felony, when that was inaccurate.  Ms. Williams contends that, because of this error, her employer demoted her, reduced her hours, and eventually terminated her employment.  In addition to the Section 1681e(b) claims, Ms. Williams also alleges that GoodHire violated Section 1681i of the FCRA when it failed to conduct a reinvestigation, failed to delete the inaccurate information from Ms. Williams's file, and failed to notify Ms. Williams of the results of its reinvestigation.

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Andrew Weiner

Andrew Weiner has represented and counseled clients in numerous areas of employment law, including race, gender, national origin, age, and disability discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, retaliation and harassment claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act (background report) claims, common law tort claims, the development and implementation of employment contracts, employee handbooks, personnel policies, reductions-in-force, independent contractor agreements and compliance with Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other federal, state and local employment statutes. Andrew also has negotiated severance agreements, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

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