KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Kansas City man alleges his employer terminated him because of information in his consumer report but failed to provide him with a copy of the report.
Joseph Jagetz, individually and on behalf of all others, filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in the Cole County Circuit Court against Haldez Brake Products Corp. for alleged violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant through a temporary staffing agency in March and was offered a permanent position. He alleges he was not given time to dispute the information in the report and does not know what the report states that is being used against him.
The plaintiff holds Haldez Brake Products Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to abide by the provisions of the FCRA and provide the copy of consumer report so an employee would have an opportunity to dispute or address the information being used against him.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to award statuary and punitive damages, attorneys' fees, costs and other and further relief as the court may deem appropriate. He is represented by Charles Jason Brown and Jayson A. Watkins of Brown & Watkins LLC in Gower, Missouri.
The defendant removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri on Oct. 6.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
case number 17AC-CC00476