Swift Faces Class Action Over Background Checks

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT) -- Three applicants who were ultimately denied employment by Swift Transportation Corp. slapped the trucking company with a putative class action Monday in Arizona federal court, claiming it obtained and used criminal background checks without proper notice or authorization, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Named plaintiffs Kelvin Daniel, Tanna Hodges and Robert Bell Jr., all of whom say they applied for commercial truck driver positions, allege that Swift is using consumer reports to make employment decisions and take adverse action against consumers, as those...
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