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Jason A. Selvey

Of Counsel
Chicago

P 312-803-2513
F 312-787-4995
SelveyJ@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Jason A. Selvey is Of Counsel in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. With an exclusive focus on representing management in workplace law and related litigation, Mr. Selvey defends employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the Midwest.

His practice covers a wide range of employment counseling and litigation, including issues such as: discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin and disability; disability accommodation; retaliation, including retaliatory discharge; Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance; and defamation in the business context.

Mr. Selvey’s experience with Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance and associated litigation is particularly noteworthy. He was on a small team that represented two clients in a consolidated nationwide class action, which had well over 100,000 putative class members. Mr. Selvey also regularly counsels clients regarding the Act’s requirements prior to and after their acquisition of covered consumer reports.

Mr. Selvey also has significant trial experience. In a January 2012 federal court trial, he defended a municipality against claims of religious and national origin harassment and retaliation by a current employee. Acting as second chair, Mr. Selvey conducted several direct and cross examinations of witnesses.

While attending law school, Mr. Selvey was a member of the Order of the Coif and received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Published Works

  • Testimonial Privileges. NA: West, 2008. [Assisted in Updating Chapters]
  • 18th Annual ERISA Litigation Conference Course Handbook. NA: West, 2005. [Contributing Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • "Getting Off On the Right Foot: How to Vet Job Applicants Without Breaking the Law" [September 2011]

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August 8, 2017

Use of Non-Compliant Disclosure Form Did Not Result in Concrete Injury under Fair Credit Reporting Act

August 8, 2017

A job applicant alleging a violation of one of the procedural requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lacked standing to sue under Article III of the United States Constitution because he failed to allege facts showing he suffered a concrete injury in fact, apart from the alleged statutory violation itself, the U.S. Court of... Read More

June 2, 2015

Illinois’ Cook County Ordinance Restricts Credit History Use

June 2, 2015

An amendment to Cook County’s Human Rights Ordinance, with certain exceptions, broadly prohibits employers from using credit histories or reports in making employment decisions. Cook County is the most populous county in Illinois and the one in which Chicago is situated. Joining a nationwide trend, the Board of Commissioners of... Read More

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Employer’s Use of Non-Compliant Disclosure Form Did Not Result in Concrete Injury Under Fair Credit Reporting Act
August 10, 2017

A job applicant alleging a violation of one of the procedural requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lacked standing to sue under Article III of the United States Constitution because he failed to allege facts showing he suffered a concrete injury in fact, apart from the alleged statutory violation itself, the U.S. Read More