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FCRA Violations Leads to $2.6 Million Settlement in a Class Action Lawsuit

On April 19, 2011, Vitran Express Inc. agreed to a $2.6 million settlement in a class action resulting from Vitran’s alleged failure to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting applicant background checks. Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that the company failed to abide by the notice and the risks disclosure requirements of the FCRA. The settlement exemplifies the risks associated with imprudent employer background check policies.

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