Pepsi Background Check FCRA Class Action Settlement
The following are members of the class:
- Individuals applying for a a job for whom Pepsi procured a background report for employment purposes from June 19, 2015 through Dec. 1, 2016.
- Employees subject to DOT background checks and for whom Pepsi processed a background report for employment purposes from June 19, 2015 through Sept. 4, 2017.
- All other employees for whom Pepsi ran a background report for employment related purposes from June 19, 2015 through Oct. 2, 2017.
Proof of Purchase
Altareek Grice v. Pepsi Beverages Company, et al.,Case No. 1:17-cv-08853
District Court for the Southern District of New York
The complaint alleged that PBC violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) by procuring or causing to be procured background reports for employment purposes without properly making legally required, stand-alone disclosures in advance.
The complaint seeks various remedies, including statutory damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, prejudgment interest, punitive damages and other relief as may be deemed proper.
PBC denies that it did anything wrong and claims that it has no liability whatsoever to the Plaintiff or any Class Members for any of these claims.
The Court hasn’t decided whether Plaintiff or PBC is correct. Rather, the parties have settled this lawsuit before it has gone to trial. That way, they have avoided the costs and risks of a trial so that the affected applicants and employees (who do not exclude themselves from the Settlement) will get compensation. The Class Representative and the attorneys think the Settlement is in the best interest of all Class Members.