Swift Transportation To Pay $4.4M In Background Check Suit

Law360, New York (April 22, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Trucking conglomerate Swift Transportation Co. will pay $4.4 million to settle a class action claiming that it neglected to tell more than 10,000 job applicants that they can access and contest background checks used in the company's hiring process, with the plaintiffs seeking approval of the deal on Monday.

The plaintiffs requested Monday that the court give preliminary approval to the deal, which would settle claims in Virginia federal court that Swift violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to disclose to potential employees that they can see their consumer reports for free and address incorrect or incomplete reports. Swift continues...

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