Shaun Zinck Jun. 16, 2015, 12:27pm


SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A California man is suing a company over allegations it violated federal law when it denied him employment at one of its business.

Peter Lee filed the lawsuit June 9 in federal court in California against The Hertz Corp., claiming the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it didn't hire him for its business at the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.

The lawsuit claims Hertz used the credit reporting law when determining Lee's possible employment at the company. However, the company isn't using the information gathered in the report legally, it claims.

Lee claims Hertz doesn't give potential employees a sufficient amount of time to challenge any adverse claims on the report before denying employment.

Lee is seeking class status for those who were also denied employment by Hertz due to the consumer report. He is also seeking an unspecified amount in damages plus court costs.

Lee is represented by Jahan C. Sagaif and Katrina L. Eiland of Outten & Golden LLP in San Francisco, and Meredith Desautels and Stephanie Funt of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California-San Francisco Division case number 4:15-cv-02545.

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