Did you know that a negative background check could cause you to be denied for a job? It’s true! Bad credit or a past arrest could cost you a potential job, a promotion, or even be the cause of a firing. Scary, huh?
As if finding and landing a job isn’t hard enough! Filling out all of the many pages in an application, going through the nerve-racking interviews, and excruciating waiting for a response is already hard enough. We also have to worry about the employer digging through both our criminal and credit history. What will they find? Could it be damaging?
And what if the background check displays inaccurate or false information that causes you to lose the opportunity? Then what?
This is where Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. come in to help clear up any mistakes on your background check or to fight back against any incorrect action that may be taken. More and more lawsuits are being filed due to unlawful background screenings, which only means that you should know your rights.
The Law is on Your Side-Fight Back against Unlawful Background Checks and Errors
There are laws in place that regulates the many companies that pull together and sell these background checks, also known as employment reports, and any employer that is requesting the information. These laws require that the consumer give consent before a background check is pulled, that you are notified if there is a negative item on the report, be notified if a job is denied or if you are fired due to information listed on the report, that the report be as accurate as possible and that all information is up to date, and that you, the consumer, can dispute any inaccurate information you find.
If ever any of these laws are violated, you could file a lawsuit against all companies involved. You have rights! Contact the team at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. to better understand the process. We have handled hundreds of very similar cases and are ready to fight for your rights.
Receive your free case evaluation today, where we will go through your situation with you. Our experienced and dedicated lawyers will help you gather all the information needed to plead your case. Call our offices today at 877-735-8600. Taking action quickly could be critical in your current job search or career path.