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 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.
Our California employment attorneys – with over 50 years of collective experience litigating under California employment law – know how to fight for employees’ rights and get them the money they deserve.
We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for California employees and represent individuals as well as class actions in virtually every area of California employment and labor laws: California overtime law, off the clock violations in CA, breach of contract disputes, California independent contractor law, sexual harassment, employee misclassification, discrimination, as well as mass layoffs in violation of the California WARN Act.
Our California employment lawyers are repeatedly recognized for their expertise litigating in California. Founding partner Eric Gibbs has been selected as one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California. And seventeen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, a distinction received by less than 5% of attorneys in Northern California.
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Gibbs Law Group is a California-based law firm committed to protecting the rights of clients nationwide who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. We represent individuals, whistleblowers, employees, and small businesses across the U.S. against the world’s largest corporations. Our award-winning lawyers have achieved landmark recoveries and over a billion dollars for our clients in high-stakes class action and individual cases involving consumer protection, data breach, digital privacy, and federal and California employment lawsuits. Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their work, including “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Top Class Action Attorneys Under 40,” “Consumer Protection MVP,” “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Top Cybersecurity/ Privacy Attorneys Under 40.”
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