Waffle House Is Being Sued Over How It Conducts Background Checks

October 20, 2015

Several other chains have faced similar lawsuits.

Much like lengthy questionnaires and drug testing, background checks are an expected part of the job application process — but employers have to be careful how they utilize them: Waffle House is just the latest restaurant to wind up in court over how it conducts background checks. According to LegalNewsline.com, the 24-hour diner chain is being sued by a Florida man who applied for a job with Waffle House last year.

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, an employer has to provide a statement to job applicants notifying them that a background check is going…