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The Weiner Law Firm Files FCRA Case Against GoodHire For Inaccurate Background Report That Cost Employee a Job

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

On October 16, 2015, The Weiner Law Firm filed a Complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of our client, Jessica Scott, against GoodHire, LLC and DLC Audit Tax and Advisory.  Plaintiff alleges in the Complaint that DLC had hired her for a position with the company in 2015.  She also alleges that DLC procured a background report from GoodHire and that GoodHire violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it furnished an inaccurate background report to DLC.  Plaintiff asserts claims against GoodHire under 15 U.S.C. § 1681e(b) and 15 U.S.C. § 1681k.  Plaintiff further alleges that DLC violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it did not give her an opportunity to review the background report, dispute its contents, or correct any inaccuracies before it denied her employment.  She asserts claims against DLC under 15 U.S.C. § 1681b(b)(3).  In the lawsuit, Plaintiff seeks, among other things, actual and/or statutory damages, punitive damages, her costs, and her reasonable attorneys' fees as provided by 15 U.S.C. § 1681n and 15 U.S.C. § 1681o.  The case has been docketed as Case No. 1:15-cv-03660, N.D.Ga.

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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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