Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating a potential class
action lawsuit on behalf of anyone who applied to work at the
United States Postal Service (USPS) in Hawaii between December 2014
and October 2015.
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers and
potential employers are able to run a background check on you, but
only with your permission. Specifically, an employer or potential
employer must disclose to you, in writing, that they plan on
running a background check. They must also obtain your
authorization to do so, in writing.
Between December 2014 and October 2015, people who applied to
work at the USPS in Hawaii were not notified that the USPS ran a
background check on them, violating their rights under the FCRA. If
you applied to work at the USPS in Hawaii between December 2014 and
October 2015, contact Berger & Montague. You may be able to
file a class action lawsuit.
the Fair Credit Reporting Act?
The FCRA promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of
information in consumer reporting agencies' files. There are
several different types of consumer reporting agencies, including
specialty agencies and credit bureaus.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), your major
rights under the FCRA are as follows:
- You must be informed if information in your file has been used
- You have the right to know what is in your file
- You have the right to ask for your credit score
- You have the right to dispute incomplete or inaccurate
- Consumer reporting agencies must correct or delete inaccurate,
incomplete, or unverifiable information
- Consumer reporting agencies may not report outdated
- Access to your file is limited
- You must give your consent for reports to be provided to
- You may limit the amount of "prescreened" offers of credit and
insurance you receive based on information in your credit
- You may seek damages from violators
- Identity theft victims and active duty military personnel have
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enter into a written contingent fee agreement with you. A
contingent fee agreement means we only get paid if we win, and that
we will receive our fees from the amount paid by the Defendant in
Please contact us to discuss the details of your case. You
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