Vons Employee Lawsuit
Vons failed to adequately disclose background checks, our lawsuit says
Our employment lawyers recently filed a lawsuit arguing that Vons failed to provide the required standalone disclosure prior to obtaining background checks/consumer reports for employees and job applicants. To read a copy of the complaint, click here: Vons lawsuit complaint.
Vons unclear about doing a background check?
If you are a Vons employee and began working there in the last two years, we would like to speak to you. Our firm will investigate whether your rights were adequately protected.
Vons May Be Failing to Provide Standalone Disclosures
In order to obtain a background check/consumer report, federal and state law require an employer to provide a standalone disclosure that is clear and conspicuous.
Our lawsuit argues that Vons failed to comply with this requirement because the disclosure was contained in the middle of a job application with lots of other information. As a result, the lawsuit alleges that job applicants did not understand the disclosures and were not aware that Vons would be obtaining background checks on them.
The intent of the federal and state laws is to allow job applicants a meaningful opportunity to consent to having a background check obtained. Our lawsuit argues that as a result of Vons’s failure to provide a standalone disclosure, job applicants and employees were denied this opportunity.
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Steven specializes in employment litigation and has been lead or co-lead counsel on several cases that resulted in settlements of over $1 million.View full profile
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