Get Protection From Illegal Background Checks
Employers regularly run background checks on job applicants and even existing employees. These background checks may include information on your work history, credit score, marital status, criminal history, lawsuits—and even your age, race, or ethnicity. Background checks may affect your ability to get a job or receive promotions and pay raises. In some cases employees are fired because of information revealed in background checks.
Much of the information in your background report may be inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date. Worse still, this information can permanently tarnish your reputation and employability. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sued two companies that provide background screening reports to hundreds of employers nationwide for erroneously identifying “possible matches” with convicted sex offenders. Some employers may also be secretly using background checks to discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, and other protected characteristics.
Because of the damage a background check can do, employers must comply with a number of legal requirements before obtaining a report on employees and applicants—and before taking adverse employment actions.
If you think someone obtained a background check on you illegally, contact CounselOne immediately for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation. Let our attorneys vindicate your rights. Contact us today.Click Here to See CounselOne's Current Investigations