- Have You Been Denied a Job or Terminated from a Job Because of Errors Or False Information In Your HireRight Background Check Report?
- Be Aware of your Background Check Disclosure and Authorization Rights
- Criminal history (except convictions) cannot appear on background check reports after 7 years
- You Can dispute a false discrepancy on your background check report
- You Can Sue HireRight if your background check report includes errors
Have You Been Denied a Job or Terminated from a Job Because of Errors Or False Information In Your HireRight Background Check Report?
Whether a person gets hired or promoted for a job usually depends on the information contained in from a background check report. A background check report typically includes an in depth report of a person’s credit and criminal history, or information compiled from interviews of a person’s references about their character and reputation.
Whenever a background check is done, the Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates how employers and background check companies such as HireRight obtain consent for and carry out background checks, and what can be done with the information that is found through the search.
If a background check company such as HireRight violates a person’s rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, that person has legal rights to pursue claims against the company.
Examples Of Errors Found In Employee Background Check Reports:
Background checks are prone to mistakes or errors. Here are some common causes for inaccurate information showing up on a background check report:
- Outdated Criminal history
- Wrong data in original documents
- Incomplete data in documents
- Copying, filing, and searching mistakes
- File corruption in computer system
- Duplicate information
- Mistaken identity
- Identity theft
You have a legal right to know if an employer will use information obtained from a background check against you and an employer is legally prohibited from obtaining background check information without express written consent.
All background check companies, including HireRight, cannot provide your information to an employer unless the employer provides certification that: (1) the employer has “clearly and conspicuously” disclosed to you in a separate “stand alone” document that it may potentially carry out a background check; (2) you have authorized to the employer to obtain the background check; and (3) the employer will provide you with advance notification of any adverse action based in any part on the background check report, a copy of the report, and a summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Criminal history (except convictions) cannot appear on background check reports after 7 years
A background check report cannot identify arrest records, paid tax liens, bills in collection, or judgments after 7 years. A background check report cannot contain bankruptcies after 10 years. However, a background check company may include felony or misdemeanor criminal convictions after 7 years, but has a duty to ensure the report is accurate. A background check report cannot contain an expunged conviction.
You Can dispute a false discrepancy on your background check report
If you do not obtain a job due to information contained in a background check report, you are legally entitled to a copy of the report. You also have the right to dispute the report if it has errors. If you dispute a background check report, the background check company is legally required to investigate and correct any errors within 30 days.
You Can Sue HireRight if your background check report includes errors
If you do not get hired, are terminated or lose out on a promotion because a HireRight background check report included errors or invalid information, you may be able to sue for damages. If you are successful in the lawsuit, you may be entitled to all actual damages or statutory damages up to $1,000.00, attorneys’ fees, and costs.
Examples of Consumer Complaints Listed on the Better Business Bureau website
“I was hired at a new job and was required to have background check ran on me by “Hireright” and I was supposed to put in a 2 weeks notice at my current job. Well Hireright is now going on 2 weeks of the process and blaming it on the courts. BS! I called the courts, they haven’t heard or revived anything from Hireright. This company is playing around with my future. And I don’t know if I’m going to be able to start my new job on Monday. And did I just lose my current job? I’m so upset and frustrated. I have been excited about starting this new job and I CAN NOT start until the background check is complete. Every time I contact Hireright and confront them about the issue, they act like they could care less. It is not their problem, it is not their future at stake. This company should be sued and shut down. They are losing people their job’s left and right (read the reviews). Someone needs to do something about this. I worked really hard to get that interview and then was called back in for a second interview and was hired. HOW DARE YOU HIRERIGHT TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY AWAY FROM ME!”
“Hireright is reporting erroneous information regarding my background. They are showing multiple open cases when all cases are disposed of. They are reporting falsely regarding my probation. They claimed they verified this information with the courts yet they stated I was on probation in Nevada and I am on administrative probation in Florida. Had they actually confirmed the information like they stated it would have been known especially when 3 cases were no filed 2 others were disposed interstate compact was cancelled and administrative probation was awarded. My probation never transferred to NV. These were all on court orders and could have been verified easily through the Florida courts had they actually investigated my complaint for the wrong information.”
HireRIght Contact Information
3349 Michelson Drive, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92612
TelePhone Number: 949-428-5800