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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ninth Circuit Rules an Employer Willfully Violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by Including Liability Waiver With the Disclosure Form

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit ruled that an employer willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by including a liability waiver in a disclosure and authorization form that it provided to a job applicant. As a result, the employer could be held liable for statutory damages ranging from $100 to $1,000, punitive damages, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs, even though the employee did not suffer any actual harm. Syed v. M-I, LLC, 2017 WL 242559 (9th Cir. 2017). 

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ninth-circuit-rules-an-employer-82802/


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