Dollar General Background Check

Did You Lose a Job at Dollar General Due to Background Check Errors?

Dollar general employs over 140,000 people and it is continuing to grow. They have employment opportunities available not just for their retail stores, but distribution centers, transportation, and corporate jobs. You can view jobs available at Dollar General and apply online.

Most employers do background checks when hiring. You may say to yourself, “That’s fine, I have nothing to hide.” But what happens when the background check has errors? What if those errors cause you to not get hired or result in you getting fired from a job you already have?

You have rights under the FCRA that protect you from background check companies reporting false information about you. We can help. Get a free case review now.

Does Dollar General Do Background Checks?

Yes, when applying for a job at Dollar General you should expect an assessment test, and a background check.

At Dollar General ALL applications are done online. Some online job applications will have you check a box for consenting to a background check or some will say that by submitting the application you agree to a background check. Either way, before any background check is done, they must have your consent.

What is the Dollar General Background Check Process?

Once you have done your online application and assessment test you may qualify for an interview. Once the interview process is complete and you are given a contingent offer for employment, that is when a Dollar General background check will be done.

What type of background check does Dollar General Do?

Employers may change what type of background check is done based on the type of job you will be doing. At Dollar General the background check is used to make sure you will be a good fit for the position.

If an outside company is used by Dollar General for the background check like GIS or Hireright, they must have your written consent before doing the background check.

Background Checks May Include The Following:

  • Criminal History
  • Driving Records
  • Credit Reports
  • Education Verification

How far back does Dollar General go for a background check?

Depending on the state you live in, there are laws and limitations on what can be searched and reported on your background check. Some states do not allow non-convictions to ever be reported and some have a limit of seven years depending on the position and pay. If you were convicted of a crime, there is no time limit on how long it can be reported on a background check.

Did You Lose a Job or Promotion at Dollar General Due to Background Check Errors?

Dispute Mistakes on Dollar General Background Checks and Credit Reports

You have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that protect you against damaging background check errors.

  • Before ordering a background check, Dollar General must tell you in a separate document that the information in your background check may be used to decide if you will be hired and they must get your written consent to proceed with the background check.
  • If Dollar General does not hire you due to something in the background report they must give you a copy of the report, a summary of your rights, and the contact information of the company that they hired to do the report.
  • You have the right to dispute mistakes on your background check, have it corrected and send it to the employer.

If you are not hired due to criminal history on your background check:

  • The employer must give you the name, address, and phone, of the company that supplied the report.
  • You must be notified by the employer that the background check company did not take the adverse action
  • You have the right to dispute how accurate and complete the information in the report is. You can request an additional free copy of your report from the company that supplied it to the employer within 60 days of the employer’s decision not to hire you.

Dollar General Background Check Lawsuit

If you lost a potential job at Dollar General, your start date was delayed, or you lost a promotion at Dollar General due a background check that had inaccurate information, or information that it should not contain, you may be able to sue in federal court.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to sue the background check company and the company that used the information against you.

Get Help From Consumer Protection Lawyers

At Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. we have been fighting for the rights of people just like you for over 20 years, against false background checks and credit reporting.

We understand the devastation that background check errors can cause.
If you need help, get a free case review now. There is never any out-of-pocket cost to you. We only get paid when you win.

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