To protect the privacy of employees, the Fair Credit Reporting Act was enacted to regulate the conduct of employers when running background checks on current or potential employees. Although employers are permitted to perform a background check, they must:
Violations of the FCRA typically occur due to searching for the wrong person or misreporting the severity of a past offense. Violations of the FCRA can result in damages of $1,000 and payment of attorney’s fees.
For over 20 years, Liddle & Dubin, PC has investigated wrongdoing by companies and government agencies. We know how often wrongdoing takes place behind the scenes, where the person affected has a hard time discovering and proving their rights were violated. That's where we come in, examining the law, investigating the wrongdoing, and pursuing compensation for our clients.
If you believe that you have been a victim of the illegal use of a consumer background check, please contact us.