Vitalant allegedly violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide employees with legally required meal and rest periods, and failed to provide valid authorization under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (PRWEB) September 11, 2022
San Mateo labor lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Vitalant alleging the company violated California’s Labor Code. The lawsuit against Vitalant is currently pending in San Mateo County Superior Court, Case No. 22-CIV-03291. To read a copy of the complaint, please click here.
According to the lawsuit filed, Vitalant failed to fully relieve the plaintiff for her legally required thirty (30) minute meal breaks. The employees were also allegedly required, from time to time, to work more than four (4) hours without benefiting from the ten (10) minute rest periods required by law. The California Supreme Court defines off-duty rest periods as the time during which an employee is relieved of all work-related duties and free from the control of the employer.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act 15 USC § 1681, et seq. (“FCRA”), grants individuals a number of rights. Specifically, with respect to employment-related background checks, the FCRA provides that a prospective employee must give valid consent to the background check. The FCRA requires a signed release and disclosure from the applicant, sometimes referred to as a “consent” form. The applicant has completed the background check and authorization form, although the authorization form is invalid under FCRA requirements.
For more information about the class action lawsuit against Vitalant, call (800) 568-8020 to speak with a California labor attorney today.
Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP is a labor law firm with law firms located in San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Sacramento County, Santa Clara County, Orange County and San Francisco County. The company has a statewide practice of representing employees on an emergency basis for violations involving unpaid wages, overtime, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other types of illegal conduct in the workplace.
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