The postcard notice that you received by mail indicates which Category of the Settlement Class you are a member of. The longer Notice has been posted because members of the Settlement Class have a right to know about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit in which they are class members, and about all of their options, before the Court decides whether to approve the Settlement. If the Court approves the Settlement, and after objections or appeals relating to the Settlement are resolved, the benefits provided for by the Settlement will be available to Category 1 and Category 2 Settlement Class Members who do not opt out, and to Category 3 Settlement Class Members who return timely and valid Claim Forms and who do not opt out.
The Settlement Class is defined as: all persons who applied for employment with the Hertz Corporation or Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. in the United States at any time from August 21, 2013 to September 8, 2016, and who are members of Category 1, 2 and/or 3 as set forth below:
Category 1. All individuals who, at any time from August 21, 2013 to September 8, 2016, had a conditional offer of employment withdrawn by Defendants.
Category 2. All individuals who, at any time from August 21, 2013 to December 31, 2014, received conditional offers of employment from Defendants requiring a background check be run on the individuals, OR, who, at any time from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, received conditional offers of employment as Transporters from Defendants.
Category 3. All individuals who, at any time from January 1, 2015 to September 8, 2016, received conditional offers of employment from Defendants.
Composition of the Settlement Class and Categories is based upon Hertz’s records.
The Notice explains the lawsuit, the Settlement, your legal rights, what payments are available, who is eligible for a payment, and how to get a payment. A full copy of the Settlement Agreement may be reviewed on the Important Documents page. This website contains only a summary of the Settlement Agreement.
The Court in charge of this case is the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, and the case is known as Lee & Campbell v. The Hertz Corp. & Dollar Thrifty Auto. Grp., Inc., Case No. CGC-15-547520. The persons who filed this lawsuit are called the Plaintiffs, and The Hertz Corporation and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (collectively referred to as “Hertz” in the Notice) are the Defendants.