Illegal Background Checks And Employment Hiring Process Violations

You have rights when it comes to your credit information. Misuse or misreporting of this information can be costly. An Illegal background check done by an employer could result in a loss of employment or denial of employment. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was designed to protect consumers from background check abuses by employers and credit rating agencies. Let our attorneys help you protect your rights.

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What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)?

The FCRA is a federal law that regulates how consumer reporting agencies can use your credit information. It is a complex piece of legislation that was passed to help protect consumers’ personal credit information by restricting who has access to that information and also how it can be used. Credit Reporting Agencies may not provide your credit report to anyone without your express permission.

FCRA Violations

Due to the size and complexity of the law, there are a number ways to violate the FCRA. Recently, a number of companies have come under fire for potential FCRA violations during the hiring process. According to the FCRA, an employer may not obtain a background check by a third party on a prospective employee unless certain criteria are met. The employer must make “a clear and conspicuous disclosure in writing” to the employee or prospective employee that a background check may be obtained by the employer for employment purposes. This disclosure must be a stand-alone document and cannot contain any other extraneous language. The employee must sign the document and authorize the background check to be run. Also, if an employer is making a hiring decision based on a background check done by a consumer reporting agency, the applicant should have the right to receive a copy of the report or be allowed explain its contents.

Currently we are investigating alleged FCRA violations against the following companies:

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FCRA Consumer Rights

As mentioned above, the FCRA is a large piece of legislation that covers a wide variety of rights for the consumer. Some of the features designed to protect consumers include: the right to request and receive a copy of an up-to-date report; limiting access to your report; getting your consent before an employer can access your report; disputing inaccurate information and having it investigated; and having outdated information deleted. These are just a few of the protections afforded consumers by the FCRA, for a more comprehensive list visit here.

Fair Credit Reporting Act News And Updates Headline

  • Insight Global Inc. Background Check Disclosure

    Kyros Law Group is currently investigating claims for anyone who had a background check run on them for employment purposes by Big Lots Stores within the last few years. It is alleged that Big Lots did not comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) ... Read more

  • Big Lots Background Check Consent Form

    Kyros Law Group is currently investigating claims for anyone who had a background check run on them for employment purposes by Big Lots Stores within the last few years. It is alleged that Big Lots did not comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) ... Read more

  • Employment Denials from Amazon.com

    Kyros Law Group is currently investigating claims for anyone who applied for employment at Amazon.com within the last two to five years and was denied a job. If you were subject to a background report from any consumer reporting agency, and Amazon failed to provide ... Read more

Eligible for an FCRA Violation Lawsuit?

Kyros Law Group is dedicated to those who have been affected by violations of the FCRA. If you think your rights under the FCRA have been violated please call us immediately at 1-800-884-6335. You will get a FREE consult regarding your potential FCRA violation claim. You may be entitled to compensation, so do not delay. Your time to file a claim may be limited.

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