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





67 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.

  33. Chad Myers says:

    Has anyone received money yet from this lawsuit.

    • Sel Harris says:

      Someone on another site claimed they received 3 separate checks for 272.00

      ADMIN – Hi Sel,

      I have not seen a single picture of a check.

  34. CJ says:


    ADMIN – Hi CJ,

    October 2nd is next month. We are presently still in September.

  35. Kris Lynn says:

    Where’s my check? Been at the mailbox every day and haven’t received anything.

    ADMIN – Hi Lynn,

    Contact the class action admin


  36. Rhonda Pruitt says:

    Why can’t we just get a number that tells us something? Someone we can talk to?

    ADMIN – Hi Rhonda,

    Every class action has a different model of administration based on what the court recommends. Some staff a hotline some just leave a message. Keep in mind that the more money spent in admin the less money available for you.

  37. Jessica green says:

    Some people have received there check on the other sites so they are coming shortly

  38. Angie says:

    I got a check today in the amount of 213.00

  39. Brandi H says:

    Still no check?

    ADMIN – Hi Brandi,

    Time to contact the admin!

    • Joanna simpson says:

      Who do u contact if I haven’t received my settlement yet?

      ADMIN – Hi Joanna,

      You contact the class action administrator.

  40. Christian Smith says:

    Is the check on its way?

    ADMIN – Hi Christian,

    Many are reporting that they have already received their check.

    • Christian Smith says:

      I still havent recived my check how do I find out if it has been sent.

      ADMIN – Hi Christian,

      You reach out to the class action administrator.

      • Christian Smith says:

        No I haven’t how do I reach out to them

        ADMIN – Hi Christian,

        Open the long notice in the official settlement page and scroll down to the question regarding representation. It reads: Do I have a lawyer?

  41. Casey Knipe says:

    I need a new check reissued because it got stuck in the ATM and I have no idea how to get a hold of anyone to reissue me a new one

    ADMIN – Hi Casey,

    You can reach out to the class action administrator. Their info is posted above under the subheading titled Contact

  42. Ty says:

    Does a yo e have a number to talk to a live person? The number on past card sucks!


    You could try the office of the lawyer who is in charge

  43. Dammond M White says:

    It is now October 25 I haven’t received anything have tried to call

    ADMIN – Hi Dammon,

    If you are having a hard time getting a hold of the admin consider reaching out to class counsel. You can find their contact info under the FAQ question Do I have an attorney.

  44. Matt says:

    I received a check for 213.99 and when I went to go cash it, the csr said the check was declined. Anyone else have that problem?

    ADMIN – Hi Matt,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  45. Christian Smith says:

    November 8 still haven’t recived nothing. Phone number is a joke can’t speak to a LIVE PERSON, attorneys are on vacation. Would be nice to know whats TRUTH and when I might recive payment.

    ADMIN – Hi Christian,

    Is it possible that your check was stolen in the mail?

  46. Christian Smith says:

    Well who would know that. Or if it was sent to the wrong address. I changed my address when I moved to Indiana from Florida and no one updated the information. Trying to find any information about anything is not happening because you never get a REAL PERSON to speak to.

    ADMIN – Hi Christian,

    If I were in your shoes I would contact class counsel. The phone number for class counsel is 1-800-424-6690.

  47. Very Frustrated says:

    I received a card in the mail, filled out the information and mailed it before the deadline. I still have not received my check. I wrote a letter to the administrator office giving them my information, email address, phone number and home address, after calling the 1-800 number over 30 times before realizing that this number is of no help to anyone. I have left a message for Joe Hashmull at the 18004246690 number also. I have yet to get a response from anyone. This is very frustrating since you can never speak to a REAL PERSON to see where your check is. Hopefully, someone will respond before the 180 day date on the check that it expires on and all of us can receive and cash the check that was promised to us.How about giving us a REAL phone number where we can speak with a REAL individual that can help us .

    ADMIN – Hi VF,

    If you have reached to class counsel that is as high as you can escalate.

  48. Susanna Henry says:

    Hello, I received a check but thought I needed to tear off the bottom strip and did so. Because of this the bank will not cash the check. Would you please send a new check? The check number is 0029368.
    Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Susanna,

    You need to contact the administrator directly. Just scroll up to get their info.

  49. Travis a turnbull says:

    I recieved a check from this lawsuit but my bame was spelled wrong so i cannot cash it . what should i do, i can’t seem to get ahold of anyone.

    ADMIN – Hi Travis,

    Try reaching out to the attorneys

  50. Courtney Gupton says:

    I have worked for Kelly services in April 2012- July 2013 and I still haven’t received any information bout any of this somebody told me so what do I do now is it to late since I haven’t gotten a letter or anything bout it.

    ADMIN – Hi Courtney,

    It is too late. You may no longer file.

  51. Alan Gaffey Jr says:

    I worked at Kelly Services and recived the form that I had to send back but I moved before the case was over so now i don’t know if a check was issued to me if so how would I recieve it? I no longer live at my old address.

    ADMIN – Hi Alan,

    You could try contacting the class action administrator.

  52. Jason Mashburn says:

    How can I have a check reissued? It is from Citizens Bank, please help!

    ADMIN – Hi Jason,

    If your check expired it will not get reissued. It either becomes part of a second distribution or the funds have been given to charity.

  53. Kelley wickizer says:

    I recieved a form in mail about lawsuit…how do I know if I’m involved

    ADMIN – Hi Kelley,

    If you received an email you are probably a class member.

  54. Ryan D Garcia says:

    Hello I received a check in the mail from Hillson v Kelly lawsuit and I was out of town for over a year and who was in charge of my mail passed away and the check expired is there any way I can get another chek issued to me? I still have the original one and all the info needed can someone please help me I don’t know what to do

    ADMIN – Hi Ryan,
    Sadly you no longer have legal recourse.

  55. hanser ramirez says:

    Hello I’m trying to contact you regarding my check, I need to talk with you asap, thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Hanser,

    You are probably not trying to contact us. Instead, you need to reach out to the class action administrator whose phone is provided under the heading contact. It is possible however, that you might be too late if this settlement was distributed more than 90 days ago.

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