Convenience store chain inconveniences applicants with illegal background checks, suit claims

Mapco Express allegedly failed to provide applicants with copies of their background checks prior to taking adverse action against them, denying them the opportunity to explain or dispute the information contained in the report.

The lead plaintiff in the putative class action filed in Tennessee federal court claims that southeastern convenience store chain violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it never provided him with a copy of his background check after the company decided to not hire him. His background check also erroneously contained expunged criminal convictions and a conviction that did not belong to the plaintiff, according to the complaint.

“Providing a copy of the criminal background report as well as a statement of consumer rights before making a final adverse employment decision arms the nation’s millions of job applicants with the knowledge and information needed to challenge inaccurate, incomplete and misleading public-records-based reports,” the complaint states. “The FCRA is designed to permit individuals whose reports are inaccurate with ample time to identify the inaccuracies and correct them before the employer has made an employment decision."

Furthermore, the complaint claims that Mapco’s background check disclosure forms contained a release of liability and other extraneous information, in violation of the FCRA.

The plaintiff is seeking to establish two nationwide classes of job applicants: one of applicants within the past five years who Mapco elected not to hire based on the results of a background check but were not provided a copy of that check, and a second class of Mapco applicants within the past five years who were provided with the inadequate background check disclosure form.

The case is Blair v. Mapco Express, Inc. case number 2:17-cv-02463 in U.S. District Court for Western Tennessee.

Source:, 7/13/2017

Thank you for your interest in Business Information Group. We have received your message and will contact you in one business day or less.
Something went wrong.Try again
You have exceeded the number of attempts to submit this form. As a result, your IP address has been temporarily blocked.
Something went wrong.Try again

Get In Touch

Send a Message *fields required

What are your Interests?optional

Even our RFP PROCESS is state-of-the-art.

Find out why

What Our Clients Are Saying

The service you provide at Truescreen has been the best I have ever seen in comparison to other vendors I have worked with in the past! You guys rock!

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Retail Store Chain

I am very impressed with your company’s customer service, and the Truescreen portal seems to be an intuitive, user-friendly design.

Learning Coordinator
Public College

Our team loves working with Truescreen and the expedient, thorough service and results we get from you.

Human Resources Executive
Large Hotel Chain

I appreciate all your hard work ensuring that individuals are cleared through our processes. Truescreen makes my job so much easier and less stressful.

Human Resources Analyst
Large Academic Institution

You are leaving

Ok, Continue Cancel