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April 15, 2015In the News

Kunschke Quoted in "Amazon and Staffing Firm Sued Over Background Checks"

Contingent Workforce Strategies 3.0

Michael Best Attorney Jason A. Kunschke was quoted in the Contingent Worksforce Strategies 3.0 article "Amazon and Staffing Firm Sued Over Background Checks" on April 15, 2015.

"A South Carolina man sued Amazon and staffing provider Staff Management | SMX claiming rejection for a “puller” job at Amazon based on results of a background check despite not receiving a copy of the report or a summary of rights, according to court records. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires workers receive copies of such reports prior to negative decisions in order to allow opportunity to point out errors, according to the suit.

Gregory Williams of Irmo, S.C., filed the suit April 7 in federal court in Washington state (Amazon.com is based in Seattle). It seeks class action status to represent all workers rejected for positions at both Amazon and Staff Management based on background check reports and who were not shown the reports prior to the negative decisions. It seeks to include all such people from five years before the filing of the lawsuit through its resolution."

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