Information About a Workplace Class Action Lawsuit
The hireright class action lawsuit program was developed by Joseph Lora, a lawyer practicing in Nassau County, New York. This company was developed in the mid 90’s and was designed to help people who were victims of employment discrimination and/or harassment at the workplace. Under the auspices of this company, people can file a suit against their current or former employers who violated federal and state employment laws. This includes accusations of discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, medical history, or any other category that is protected by law. For some, they wish to hold employers responsible for injuries sustained while on the job. This allows employers to protect their reputation, maintain employee stock, and insulate themselves from a possible financial loss.
There are a number of situations in which people wish to hold their former employer accountable.
One of those situations is if you were a victim of sexual harassment at your previous employer. If your former employer failed to conduct a thorough employment background check, or failed to complete one when it was made necessary by an applicant, you may have a case against them. If you were subjected to a hostile environment and/or discrimination, you may also have a case.
Employers who fail to conduct adequate background checks are in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
The FCRA requires that prospective employers to make a reasonable investigation of applicants’ public records. In addition, a public record investigation must be “free of errors or omissions.” If either of these elements are found in a report, then the employer is required to investigate the matter further and get the report from a different source. It is then their responsibility to use the appropriate investigations to determine whether a person may have a valid claim for being discriminated against based on previous employment history.
In the United States, not all private employers are subject to the FCRA.
For instance, if you applied for employment as a nanny in New York City, and your former employer did not conduct a public records background check, then it would not be your responsibility to pay for the cost of a background check. However, if you were a victim of sexual harassment at your previous employers, then you may have a case against your former employer. Similarly, if you were sexually harassed at another company that is not your current employer, you may have a case against your former employer. Both situations are likely to result in a Workplace Lawsuit.
The Workplace Lawsuits filed on these grounds has resulted in large settlements to Class Action Lawsuit participants.
Many people are surprised to learn that there are employers out there who do not conduct adequate background checks. A typical scenario is that an individual who has applied for a position with a company runs a background check on the internet and discovers numerous discrepancies between the applicant’s resume and her employment history with previous employers. The applicant will then file a Workplace Lawsuit claiming discrimination because her resume included inaccurate information about her employment history with past employers.
It is important to realize that although it is unlawful for some employers to conduct federal or state criminal background checks, it is perfectly legal for some employers to conduct private federal or state criminal background check.
For example, many companies conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to weed out applicants who may have a criminal history. Many of the companies that conduct these checks may use falsified data that is incorrect. If you have been injured at the hands of one of these employers, a Workplace Lawsuit may be filed on your behalf. An experienced Workplace Lawyer can assist you in filing a Workplace Lawsuit on your behalf.