Employer Background Checks: How Employers Use Your Consumer Report

Under the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) there are very specific steps an employer is required to take when using consumer reports regarding consent, disclosure and adverse actions throughout the hiring process.

Did your employer:

  • Fail to get written permission to procure a consumer report from you?
  • Fail to properly notify you in writing and in a stand-alone format (with the sole purpose of disclosure) that they may use information from your consumer report to make decisions related to your employment?
  • Fail to provide you with a summary of your rights under the FCRA?
  • Fail to provide you with a copy of your consumer report prior to being denied employment?
  • Fail to provide you the name, address, and phone number of the company they used to procure your consumer report?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above or believe that an employer has violated your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act contact Sheller, P.C. for a free consultation at 800-883-2299 or fill out a confidential inquiry form at the bottom of this page and one of our attorneys will review your case. The attorneys at Sheller, P.C. believe everyone deserves the right to seek justice. Contact us immediately as there may be a time limit for bringing your claim.

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