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Delta Airlines, Inc. Settles $2.3 Million FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Disclosure Language

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We’ve been keeping you up to date on the volatility of FCRA lawsuits involving language used on disclosures, and we have another case in point to tell you about.

Delta Airlines, Inc. recently settled a class action suit in the Northern District of California, for $2.3 Million. In this case the Plaintiffs argued that the disclosures were inadequate and in violation of the FCRA because they were not clear and unambiguous, contained extraneous information and did not consist solely of the disclosure. The National Law Review posted a detailed account of the case details here.

We Are Excited to Tell You About Two Upcoming Events!

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We are promoting a Webinar that our partners at Dinsmore and Shohl are presenting. The topic is navigating regulatory compliance in the hiring and on-boarding process. Find out more here!

We are also sponsoring, exhibiting and attending the 40th Annual ASIS Columbus Chapter Seminar and Exhibits. We would love to see you there. Find out more here!

Question: Is it Risky for Employers to Look at Prospective Employee’s Social Media Profiles? Answer: Not if Utilizing a Compliant Social Media Screening Solution!

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The challenge in considering social media information in the hiring process, is knowing what information you can use to make hiring (and firing) decisions without running the risk of discrimination claims.  Broadly screening social media can be problematic because information found online can carry legal risk and may not even be true.  However, according to a recent research report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 76% of companies said that they do use or are planning to use social media sites for recruiting. More than half of the employers responding said that social networking sites are an efficient way to recruit candidates.

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