Litigation Update: Sports Bar and Grill Hit with Class Action
February 26, 2015
Beef ‘O Brady’s has been served with a class action complaint for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The U.S. sports bar and grill is being targeted for now-familiar claims surrounding the company’s authorization and disclosure for employment background checks.
According to the complaint, the Plaintiff, a former shift leader of one of the restaurant’s Tampa locations, began his employment in January of 2014. He was terminated in February of 2015 after the company allegedly ran a background check on him. The Plaintiff claims that the Defendants willfully violated the FCRA by procuring consumer reports on Plaintiff and other putative class members without first making proper disclosures in the format required by the statute. He further claims that the Defendants failed to provide the proper adverse action notices.
The company has not yet had an opportunity to respond to the allegations.
Case Name: D’Andre Peacock vs. Beef ‘O Brady’s, INC., Case No. 8:15-cv-00378, U.S. District Ct. Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.
File Date: February 23, 2015
Cause of Action: Class Action, Fair Credit Reporting Act 15 USC 1681 et seq., Authorizations and Disclosures, Adverse Action
Bottom Line: FCRA class actions continue to spread at an alarming rate. Contact your legal counsel and your screening firm for best business practices.
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