Who is a Class Member
The Rooms To Go Background Check class action settlement includes “all persons as to whom RTG (including its affiliates) procured a background check, including a consumer report, in conjunction with an application for employment, promotion, or job change within the Class Period of August 16, 2015 through January 31, 2018.”
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
You will receive a check for $55.00 if the Court approves the Settlement and it becomes final and you are a Settlement Class Member who submits a timely and valid Claim Form.
Proof of Purchase
Rooms To Go Background Check FCRA Settlement Notes
- Bulgajewski v RTG Furniture Corp. dba Rooms to Go
- Case No. 18-CA-007000
- Pending in the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida, Civil Division
In August 2017, plaintiff Charlotte Bulgajewski filed this class action lawsuit against Rooms To Go alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Rooms to Go is an American furniture store chain, based in Seffner, Florida. The company operates 226 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.
Specifically the complaint alleges that Rooms To Go procured background checks on job applicants using a disclosure form not in compliance with the FCRA, and therefore not properly authorized.
The FCRA requires companies to disclose to its job applicants (and employees) that it may obtain a consumer report on them for employment purposes, prior to obtaining a copy of their consumer report. This disclosure must stand alone, meaning that no other information can be on the form.
Rooms To Go denies all allegations. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Rooms To Go FCRA settlement website.
In the past year, a slew of FCRA class action lawsuits have been settled, including a $850K settlement with Area Wide Protective. a $325K settlement with Umpqua Bank and a $1.2 million settlement with PetCo. Another background check class action lawsuit against PepsiCo was settled for just under $2 million.
Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Rooms To Go Background Check settlement must do so by January 8, 2018. Class members who wish to receive payment must submit a Claim Form on or before February 27,2019.
- 2/27/2019: Claim Form Deadline
- 1/8/19: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 1/28/19: Final Hearing at 10:00 am ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check RTGFCRASettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Bulgajewski v RTG Furniture Corp dba Rooms to Go Class Action Settlement, c/o KCC Class Action Services, P.O. Box 404000, Louisville, KY 40233-4000
- Phone: 1-866-212-1672
- Marc Edelman, C. Ryan Morgan, and Andrew Frisch of Morgan & Morgan PA