ComEd Employee Credit Privacy Class Action
On May 25, 2017, Stephan Zouras, LLP firm filed a complaint alleging that Commonwealth Edison and Exelon violated Illinois law by inquiring and obtaining credit reports on its job applicants.
The Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act “IECPA”, which was enacted on January 1, 2011, prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant’s or employee’s credit history; ordering or obtaining an applicant’s or employee’s credit report; or failing to hire, discharging or otherwise discriminating against an applicant or employee because of their credit report.
In similar cases, our firm has set favorable precedent at the Appellate court and helped recover thousands of dollars, per applicant, for IECPA violations.
If an employer or prospective employer has inquired or obtained your credit report, and you want more information on your rights, please contact us.