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Truckers have rights under federal law which protect them from inaccurate background or employment reports. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires employers and background check companies to abide by various rules before denying a trucker a job. You should explore your rights now so that you don’t allow any claims you may have to run out under the statute of limitations.
The DAC or Drive-A-Check report is a background report specific to the trucking industry. Your DAC report generally contains items such as employment history, driving incidents, drug testing history, and legal issues. If you are a truck driver, you know the DAC report is one of the first things a company will look at when hiring drivers.
If your DAC Report or other Background Check contains errors, you could be denied, delayed, or even lose your truck driving job.
Here are 4 Common Background Check Errors
DAC Reports are provided by a company called HireRight.
What rights do truck drivers have against false employment reports?
All background check agencies must follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This law protects consumers like you against background check errors in the following ways:
If you believe that you have a case against a prospective employer and/or a background check company, please contact us at 1-877-735-8600 or fill out the online form, and we will be happy to review your situation at no cost to you. We have successfully handled hundreds of these cases and if we take on your case, you pay nothing out of pocket, and we will fight to get you the money you have lost. Call or fill out our form for a free case evaluation today.
Each time you applied for a job requiring a background check, the employer was required to:
As many background checks contain inaccurate information and as many employers routinely fail to comply with the law, consumers are often wrongfully denied jobs through no fault of their own. You have a right to recover damages against such employers.
Each time you applied for a job and the employer ran a background check on you that contained negative information, the background check company was required to:
Many Background Check or Screening Companies fail to comply with the law, some often sending the consumer notification days, if not weeks, after the job application and denial. By then it’s too late to get the job back. You have a right to recover damages against such companies. Get a Free Case Review to discuss your rights and options.