Inaccurate Background Check Leads Applicant to File Class Action Lawsuit against Prospective Employe

A Booneville, Indiana woman who was shocked to learn she would not be hired for a nursing job when an employment background check report revealed that she had “multiple felonies” – even though she insists she has “a squeaky clean criminal record” – has filed a class action lawsuit against her prospective employer that requested the background check, according to a story from The Indianapolis Star.

The Indianapolis Star reports Michele Petry filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Evansville Division against Indianapolis-based IDE Management in April 2017 after being told she would not be hired due to a background check report that claimed she “had multiple felonies including a felony conviction for drug paraphernalia and for theft on her record.” FULL ARTICLE

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