Swift Transportation Company, Background Checks and the FCRA

There’s already been quite a bit of media attention around the fact that Swift Transportation Company (Swift) agreed to a $4.4 million settlement to settle a class action lawsuit which alleged that the company failed to inform job applicants about their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as their alleged failure to follow the FCRA in other respects. 

FTC Announces 3.5 Million Dollar Settlement in FCRA Case

By | LXBN | August 20, 2013

On August 15, 2013 the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Cetergy Check Services, Inc. (“Cetergy”) stemming from allegations that Cetergy violated various provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The settlement agreement includes a $3.5 million civil penalty for “knowing violations … that constituted a pattern or practice of violations.”