A Settlement has been reached in a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Plaintiffs Maurcus Smith, Alvin Hodge and David Kortright (“Plaintiffs”), sued Kforce Inc. in an action titled Maurcus Smith, on behalf of himself and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. KFORCE INC., Case No. 8-19-CV-02068-CEH-CPT, alleging causes of action for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Specifically, the Action alleges that KFORCE violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”), by providing disclosure forms to potential employees for purposes of obtaining consent to obtain pre-employment background checks, that were deficient under the rules as set forth in the FCRA. Defendants, however, contend that their practices and procedures did not violate the FCRA and did not willfully violate the FCRA.
The “Settlement Class” is defined to include:
All natural persons residing within the United States and its Territories with respect to whom, within two years prior to the filing of this Action and extending through the resolution of this Action, KFORCE procured or caused to be procured a consumer report for employment purposes based on the disclosure form used for Plaintiffs.
The Settlement Class does not include any person who executed an arbitration agreement and/or a class action waiver with KFORCE.