Class Eligibility

You are a part of the Settlement if you applied for employment or were employed through Kelly with an initial hire date during the period of time when Kelly was providing a disclosure form that contained a liability release and Kelly procured or caused to be procured a background check on you at any time from July 18, 2012 through January 23, 2014.

Estimated Amount


There is monetary and non-monetary relief associated to this settlement. For the monetary portion each member of the settlement who submits a valid claim will receive a share of the pool after expenses.

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Hillson, et al. v. Kelly Services Inc.,
Case No. 2:15-cv-10803
District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

Case Summary

Named Plaintiffs allege that Kelly violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by running background checks on employees and applicants without making legally required disclosures.

Kelly disputes the Named Plaintiffs’ allegations and denies all liability to Named Plaintiffs and the Settlement Class. Kelly denies Named Plaintiffs’ allegations and has raised a number of defenses to the claims asserted.

The Parties are settling the Litigation to avoid the risk and expense of further litigation. No court has found Kelly to have violated the law in any way. No court has found that the Named Plaintiffs could recover any certain amount in this Litigation.

Settlement Pool

$ $6,749,000





34 responses to “Kelly Services FCRA Background Check Class Action Settlement”

  1. Bryan Burns says:

    I worked for Kelly Services in Rome Georgia from 12/2012 – 02/2013 and 10/2013 – 02/2014 – I did not receive a card. How would I know if I am eligible for this class action suit?

    ADMIN – Hi Bryan,

    You can contact the class action admin using the info we provided. They will check if you are in the list.

    • Evelyn Spence says:

      Please call me regarding my son. I received a card for him that had gotten damaged and misplaced. He is currently incarcerated and wants me to mail the card to him. By the time i found it, it was passed the expiration date. What can be done at this point? Also know someone else that definately qualifies for this settlement. 810 493 3619

      ADMIN – Hi Evelyn,

      We can’t help you. We are not the organization in charge of this settlement.

  2. David Mayo says:

    I am not sure if I’m part of this in Calif. Can you please share that with me?

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    You are a part of the Settlement if you applied for employment or were employed through Kelly with an initial hire date during the period of time when Kelly was providing a disclosure form that contained a liability release and Kelly procured or caused to be procured a background check on you at any time from July 18, 2012 through January 23, 2014.

  3. Aironise says:

    I need to talk to someone to check because I applied

    ADMIN – Hi Aironise,

    Please call 1-888-221-9824

  4. Katherine L. Meyer says:

    Looking to see if I am in this group.

    ADMIN – Hi Katherine,

    If you meet the description set forth under class eligibility then you are in this group.

  5. Aurura says:

    Hello, I too was employed by Kelly Services for several years, I did not receive a card either but would like for the list to be checked for my name. Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Aurura,

    There is a path to file for those that did not receive a claim #

  6. Kima says:

    I misplaced my card. Should I still submit a claim online without my claim #? I tried calling the number listed on the settlement webpage but I only reached an automated system.

    ADMIN – Hi Kima,

    Yes, submit without a claim number.

  7. Suzanne Stormon says:

    Does Kelly get my name if I join the suit? I had a favorable background check and the card said I would receive $90.00.

    ADMIN – Hi Suzanne,

    If you received a card they already have your name.

  8. Leticia says:

    Hi I was employed with Kelly Services from 11:30/12-9/22/13 and did not get a claim # or card. How could I be added

    ADMIN – Hi Leticia,

    There is an option to file without a claim #

  9. Amanda carter says:

    I applied for Kelly’s and was turned down because of my background. They said to apply 5 years after my charge was clear.

    ADMIN – Hi Amanda,

    We love to hear your stories but it would be best if you also file.

  10. Jesse Anderson says:

    Is there anything I can do to still file ?
    I just found my mail, from my old house. Ugh. TY

    ADMIN – Hi Jesse,

    I don’t think so.

    • Jesse Anderson says:

      I do have a Claim # …

      ADMIN – Hi Jesse,

      You are too late to file. If you filed already you can contact the admin to check on the status of your claim.

  11. kimmy says:

    when are they sending out the 90 dollars?

    ADMIN – Hi Kimmy,

    We don’t have a timeline for payout yet.

  12. Shawn Coy says:

    Is it possible to email me the amount I will recieve from this

    ADMIN – Hi Shawn,

    Please contact the admin directly with this request. Their contact info is listed above.

  13. Lori Johnson says:

    I received a card but cannot find it. Also, I am not sure if I was suppose to fill out a claim form & send it in? I did not do that. Does that mean I will not receive a payment? I should have received $90.00.

    ADMIN – Hi Lori,

    Yes you were supposed to have file a claim as instructed on the postcard.

  14. Eric C says:

    Are there any updates to this case. I mailed the card in the allotted time frame but have not heard anything else about this since.

    ADMIN – Hi Eric,

    I don’t have any updates at the moment.

  15. K Pearson says:

    What phone number do we dial if we aren’t sure how much we will be receiving

    ADMIN – Hi K,


  16. K Pearson says:

    Since the final hearing was on 08/02; shouldn’t we be receiving the payout? Is there an update on when we should expect the funds?

    ADMIN – Hi K,

    Presently I do not have an update.

  17. Kaior says:

    Are there any updates?

    ADMIN – Hi Kaior,

    None at the moment.

  18. verlisha newton says:

    Hello. Are there any updates on when the funds will be released. I thought it said that it would be released in August.

    ADMIN – Hi Verlisha,

    Who gave you that info?

  19. Alisha says:

    Anything update?

    ADMIN – Hi Alisha,

    Nothing at the moment

  20. Joni Nix says:

    Please let me know when and how much I will be getting?
    Restless in Phoenix sweltering heat

    ADMIN – Hi Joni,

    I don’t have that info.

  21. JOHN HANSEN says:

    Please let me know when my funds will be released. My card says it is going to be approx. $272 and be released after the Aug 2nd Final Approval Hearing.

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    If that is what your card says you should take it as gospel.

  22. Chad Myers says:

    So do get I money or what? August is pretty much over. NO ANSWERS OR UPDATES?

    ADMIN – Hi Chad,

    You are not asking in the right place. We are just an informational website with no access to specific cases.

  23. Chad Myers says:

    Answers anyone?

  24. K Pearson says:

    Hi there Chad, I was wondering the same thing. I follow the case on the website and it was approved for payout on August 11. Not sure what’s taking so long.

  25. Jacqueline says:

    I got the notice in the mail stating Kelly Services being sued and if I wanted to excluded from it. I chose to claim and fill out the claim online, as it was one of the options. It stated that my claim was received. Just need to know if any news about people receiving checks yet.

    ADMIN – Hi Jacqueline,

    No updates yet.

  26. Jacqueline says:

    I received the notice in March and replied back before the deadline.

  27. Kameshia Walker says:

    Hello are there any updates and how can I obtain my claim number? I have since moved. The 1888 number does not give an option to speak with anyone.

    ADMIN – Hi Kameshia,

    Use snail mail certified.

  28. Kaior says:

    Where’s the checks?

    ADMIN – Hi Kaior,

    The final judgement took place on 8/11/17 give them a month or so before you check back

  29. Brandi H says:

    Hello looking for my check?

    ADMIN – Hi Brandi,

    Contact the class action admin. Their info is posted above.

  30. Angie says:

    It is now September 14, have anyone received anything?

  31. Sharon Abbott says:

    Not received a dime and there is no way to call them

    ADMIN – Hi Sharon,

    Have you tried contacting class counsel?

  32. Bianca says:

    When will the checks be mailed? The administration number does not give an option to speak to anyone. It has been over 30 days since the final approval.

    ADMIN – Hi Bianca,

    I don’t have an update on this settlement. Usually the checks are not sent that quickly after the final approval. It takes several months for the admin to get all his duckies in a row.

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