The lawsuit alleges SEPTA fails to comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in its procurement of consumer reports for employment purposes. According to the complaint, SEPTA fails to provide job applicants with a required “clear and conspicuous” written disclosure that it may obtain a consumer report for employment purposes. SEPTA also is accused of routinely violating Pennsylvania’s Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA) through its policy and practice of disqualifying job applicants with unrelated felony convictions from employment in positions involving the operation of SEPTA vehicles.
Oral Argument Heard
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Case Dismissed
Brief in Opposition to Preliminary Objections Filed
Plaintiffs' Brief Filed in Third Circuit
District Court Dismisses Case; Law Center Appeals
Our Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Filed
Motion to Dismiss Filed