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Background Checks

  • Has a Background Check Cost You a Job?

    Posted May 17th, 2012 By in Background Checks, Criminal Law, New Criminal Case Law With | Comments Off on Has a Background Check Cost You a Job?

    The LA Times shared an article recently discussing errors in background checks on job applicants that they might cost them the job.
    In the past few years, it has become a common practice for employers to run background checks on a candidate. That being said, the service is offered by Internet companies that accumulate public information in databases to share with employers. Keep in mind though that the information provided by some of those companies isn’t always 100% accurate.
    There were multiple cases where an individual was accused or arrested because of a crime but have been found innocent. Some of the errors projected in the background checks would reflect the accusation/arrest but wouldn’t include the end result; which in this case is innocence. Furthermore, some of the errors are based on similarities in names.
    The LA Times article discusses a report that was issued by the National Consumer Law Center and how the authors of this report have provided suggestions on how to approach and fix the problem including urging “the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to draw up regulations to ensure that background checks are accurate.” The article further mentions how the authors reached out to the Federal Trade Commission “to investigate the many companies that employers use to make sure they are not violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, a federal law that protects consumers from false information in credit reports.”
    Your lawyer should be very diligent about what is stated on your record in case you were accused of a crime. He/she needs to keep an eye and follow through to make sure that your record was updated with the correct information, including the end-result. Furthermore, always make sure to discuss with your lawyer how a felony would reflect on your record, if applicable. Different crimes are dealt with in different ways, but the one thing that is confirmed is that once included on your record, it takes a lot of time and efforts to get rid of it, if it is doable at all.
    Such a small non-follow through can cost you The job you have been waiting for all your life.

    Do you need direction or advice on how to approach this issue? Consult me with me today directly at 714-547-4000 for free consultation.

    Jake Brower
    Defense Attorney of Orange County
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