Shaun Zinck Jun. 16, 2015, 12:12pm


NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A Florida woman is suing a major car rental company over allegations it violated federal law when it denied her employment.

Angela Fuller filed the lawsuit June 9 in U.S. District Court in New Jersey against Avis Budget Car Rental, claiming the company uses consumer reports without giving a potential employee the chance to dispute a negative report.

The lawsuit also said Avis requires employee candidates to sign off on a standardized background check application that requires applicants to waive certain rights, which also violates federal law.

Fuller said she was denied a job at Avis as a rental sales associate in July 2013 due to a standardized background consumer report. Fuller alleges the background report was done as a way to “obtain future protection for (Avis) for any unlawful actions, and provided other limitations on consumer protections and other extraneous language.”

Fuller is seeking class status for those in a similar situation with Avis who were also denied employment. She is also seeking an unspecified amount in damages plus court costs.

Fuller is represented by John Soumilas, James A. Francis and Lauren KW Brennan of Francis & Mailman, P.C. in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey case number 2:15-cv-03856.

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