Case No. CGC-21-594659 in the Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco, Department 613

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Sanders v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al.
Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco
Case No.: CGC-21-594659

If, at any time from August 20, 2016 through January 31, 2022, you applied for employment with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (collectively “Kaiser” or “Defendants”) and Kaiser procured a background check report on you for employment purposes, the above-titled class action lawsuit may affect your rights, and you may be entitled to a payment under the proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) described below.

You are not being sued. A court authorized your notice. It is not a solicitation from a lawyer.


  • This is a class action lawsuit that involves a class defined as "all persons on whom Defendants obtained a consumer report  for employment purposes between August 20, 2016 and January 31, 2022.

  • Plaintiff in this class action, Sanders (“Plaintiff”) alleges that Defendants acquired consumer, investigative consumer, and/or consumer credit reports to conduct background checks on Plaintiff and other prospective current and former applicants for employment purposes without providing proper disclosures and obtaining proper authorization in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), along with similar state law claims under the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”) and the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”).

  • Defendants deny Plaintiff’s claims and assert that they have complied with all of their legal obligations to applicants and its employees.  Defendants intended to vigorously defend against this lawsuit and deny any liability whatsoever.

  • There has been a Settlement that affects your legal rights.  Although the Court has authorized the Parties to provide this notice of the proposed settlement, the Court has expressed no opinion on the merits of Plaintiff’s claims or Defendants’ defenses.   

  • You have a number of options available to you:


By doing nothing, you will receive a share of the settlement proceeds, and you will give up any rights to sue Defendants and Released Parties separately regarding all claims and causes of action of whatever kind or nature that are alleged, related to or that reasonably could have arisen out of the same facts alleged in this class action.

Ask to be excluded (OPT OUT)

You can request to not be part of this lawsuit..

If you ask to be excluded, you will not receive a monetary share of the Settlement proceeds, but you will keep any rights you may have to sue Defendants and the Released Parties separately about the same legal claims alleged in this lawsuit.


Object to the terms of this Settlement.


Your options are explained in the Notice. 
To opt out of or object to the Settlement, you must act by JULY 31, 2023.