7-Eleven will pay $1,972,500 to settle a class action lawsuit, which contained allegations of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations. The class included approximately 50,000 job applicants.
The plaintiffs alleged that 7-Eleven violated FCRA's stand-alone disclosure requirement by including additional information about state law, the background check provider, and a blanket authorization allowing the disclosure of information directly to 7-Eleven in its consumer report disclosures to applicants and employees.
The plaintiffs also allege that 7-Eleven had the resources to comply with FCRA, including regular access to legal counsel, so its systematic failure to comply was "willful."
As part of the settlement, 7-Eleven agreed to use a stand-alone disclosure in the future. Jennifer Carsen "7-Eleven pays out nearly $2M to settle background check allegations" hrdrive.com (Jun. 27, 2019).