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About the Case

About the Case

SEPTA Job Applicants Seek Compensation for Their Denials of Employment Based on non-job related Criminal Records

If you have applied or tried to apply to work for SEPTA and were denied based on criminal history we would like to talk to you.  If you are willing to share information with us, or for more information about the lawsuit, please complete the contact us form at the bottom of this page, and a member of Outten & Golden’s legal team will contact you.  You can also call us at (212) 245-1000.

On April 27, 2016, a Plaintiff Frank Long filed a class action lawsuit alleging that SEPTA violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) by failing to properly inform job applicants that it was requesting to run a background check.  Plaintiff Long also alleged that SEPTAviolated Pennsylvania’s Criminal History Record Information Act by disqualifying job applicants with unrelated convictions from employment at SEPTA.

On May 26, 2016, Plaintiff Long amended the complaint and added two  more named Plaintiffs, Joseph Shipley and Michael White.  The amended complaint added class claims that SEPTA also violated the FCRA by failing to provide job applicants with notices required under the FCRA before taking adverse actions against them. 

For the full amended complaint in this lawsuit, click here.

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