Consumer Protection

Starbucks Background Check Investigation

Lieff Cabraser is investigating complaints by Starbucks job applicants that the company violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by conducting background checks without notifying potential employees of these searches, and without obtaining their legally-required consent. Complaints note Starbucks’ failure to provide applicants with a description of their rights under the FCRA.

If you applied for a job at Starbucks within the last five years and were turned down, that decision may have been made based on a consumer background or credit check performed by Starbucks in violation of your legal rights. Indeed, because Starbucks does not properly notify applicants that it conducts background checks, applicants who were denied jobs at Starbucks may not know if an illegal search caused them to lose the job. (One reason that the law requires that individuals know about background checks is to get an opportunity to correct potential misinformation that can appear in such reports.)

Contact a Consumer Protection Attorney at Lieff Cabraser

If you were denied a job at Starbucks within the last five years, we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your experience and determine if this kind of illegal background check was a factor in Starbucks’ decision not to hire you. The information you provide will help us in learning the full extent of the alleged conduct and in potentially obtaining damages for victims of the behavior. We will review your case for free and without any obligation on your part.


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