FCRA Litigation Against Employers: Avoiding and Defending Claims

Drafting Policies and Procedures for FCRA Compliance, Leveraging Defense Strategies for Individual and Class Claims

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A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, July 12, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT


This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employers and their counsel for preventing and defending against Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lawsuits arising from employee background checks. The panel will review FCRA statutory requirements, best practices for developing background check policies, and strategies for defending against individual and class claims.

Description

Employees and applicants are continuing to file individual and class claims against employers alleging violations of the FCRA in conducting employee background checks. Damages for noncompliance with the FCRA can soar into the millions. All employers should be on high alert as FCRA claims and lawsuits span a variety of industries.

FCRA cases are frustrating for employers because many of the claims are based on highly technical requirements of the FCRA that are easily violated. Counsel must be prepared to appropriately draft and implement policies that incorporate the FCRA requirements in order to mitigate the risk of litigation, particularly in the current era of employee-friendly court rulings.

Counsel must also be well versed in defense theories that will withstand court scrutiny. Failure to properly prepare can cost clients a substantial amount in statutory damages.

Listen as our distinguished panel reviews the FCRA requirements employers must follow, techniques for preventing lawsuits, defense techniques and best practices for drafting employer policies such as background checks.

Outline

  1. FCRA requirements
  2. Best practices for preventing claims
  3. Techniques for defending lawsuits
  4. Drafting employment policies

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the technical FCRA requirements with which employers must comply?
  • What pitfalls lead to FCRA violation allegations and how must employers prevent such claims?
  • What are the best practices necessary for drafting employment policies such as background checks?
  • What are the theories available for defending against FCRA class action lawsuits?
  • What types of damages are available for noncompliance with the FCRA’s requirements?

Faculty

John W. Drury, Senior Counsel
Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago

 

Barry Goheen, Partner
King & Spalding, Atlanta

Mr. Goheen has served as lead or co-counsel in over 50 class actions in all areas of the law, including antitrust, securities fraud, consumer protection, privacy/data breach, product liability, and general commercial disputes in state and federal courts representing such clients as the Coca-Cola Co., SunTrust Banks, Countrywide, Equifax, General Motors Corp., Humana and Bank of America.

Cindy D. Hanson, Partner
Troutman Sanders, Atlanta

Ms. Hanson focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and class action defense. She has handled hundreds of matters under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Her practice includes the representation of both consumer reporting agencies and entities who furnish information to consumer reporting agencies.


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