Class Eligibility

The HireRight class action settlement addresses three different members of the class :

  • Two Year Claims – “All individuals in the Settlement Class for whom HireRight’s records indicate that the request was made on or after May 23, 2011 and for whom HireRight’s records do not indicate the scope of the request”
  • Two Year Available Request Claims – “All individuals in the Settlement Class for whom HireRight’s records indicate that the request was made on or after May 23, 2011 and that the request was for ‘all reports,’ ‘full file,’ or ‘the last 3 years’”
  • Five Year Claims – “All individuals in the Settlement Class for whom HireRight’s records indicate that the request was made between May 23, 2008 and May 23, 2011”

Estimated Amount

Up to $200

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Watkins, et al. v. HireRight Inc.,
Case No. 3:13cv1432-BAS-BLM
District Court for the Southern District of California

Case Summary

The Lawsuit asserts that the defendant “routinely and systematically” violated federal law by including information on background checks that negatively impacts eligibility for employment without providing a “full” copy to the consumer.

Settlement Pool





Hoyt FCRA Settlement Administrator
c/o Dahl Administration
PO Box 3614
Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614

18 responses to “HireRight FCRA Class Action Settlement”

  1. john says:

    But the thing is, how do you know that anyone went and did a background check on you?
    These companies that you filled out an application for, they don’t tell you if they did a background check on you.

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    Yes they do. You sign a document that releases their right to run a background check. If you think you may have been affected contact the admin and have him check the list.

    • Mark Franco says:

      I was in the hire right days my address change.

      ADMIN – Hi Mark,

      Please resubmit your question. I have no idea what you are trying to say.

  2. james andrews says:

    Submitted a claim form for this class action lawsuit many months ago, and so far heard nothing since then. Has this case been settled and proceeds distributed?

    ADMIN – Hi James,

    This settlement was paid a long time ago.

  3. John A Wilinski says:

    I filed to be a party of this suite but never the outcome ofr payment.

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    Kindly contact the admin.

  4. Margie montoya says:

    Yes, these people did me wrong , I missed typed a month on wrong (Stephanie) suggested to the employer Not to hire me…after I submitted all documentation she requested. She went out of her way to call the sheriff’s office on me.

  5. Thomas says:

    I just received 2 checks, two weeks ago, and the checks are no good because they are past the date to be cashed or deposited. Who do I need to contact to get it straightened out?

    ADMIN – Hi Thomas,

    You need to contact the class action administrator.

  6. Jose M says:

    How do I find out if a check was made for me?

    ADMIN – Hi Jose,

    You reach out to the class action admin

  7. Donnell Miller says:

    I have filed a claim and I have not received a settlement.

  8. Lona Davis says:

    I have not received my settlement

  9. Jay says:

    How can I be apart of this?
    His Rights is bringing up old information that was way over 7 yrs ago.
    I have disputed this and now trying to figure out how to put a stop to it.

    ADMIN – Hi Jay,

    You can’t be a part of this. The deadline has passed.

  10. Donnell Miller says:

    I have not received a settlement. My name is Donnell L Miller. A claim was submitted before the deadline, and I have left a voicemail on the administrator recorder. There hasn’t been any response.

    ADMIN – Hi Donnell,

    Sorry about that. If you are having trouble with the class action administrator consider reaching out to class counsel.

  11. Tammy says:

    I have not either, they always show up when least expected which is nice
    ; )

  12. Carla says:

    It has not made a difference. They are still false reporting. It happened to me just today. They have not changed the way they report.

  13. Fernando says:

    They informed the company I was trying to work for that I was arrested for drugs and did time in jail. I have never been arrest let alone for drugs! The company called me back and did not give me the job. I have read that they do this a lot. They caused me a job. Can I take them to court?

    ADMIN – Hi Fernando,

    I am not in a position to give you legal counsel.

  14. Alexandra says:

    Who do we contact if we have not received anything from this case? Do you have an email?

    ADMIN – Hi A,

    Scroll up and find the info you need under the subheading titled “contact”

  15. Marquestriana says:


    I never received an update on this settlement. Can someone check into this for me?

    ADMIN – Hi M,

    You need to contact the class action administrator directly.

  16. Charles Land says:

    Is it too late to file for claim?

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