How do you dispute a background check?

How do you dispute a background check?

Dealing with Errors on Your Background Check

  1. Talk with the Employer. Begin by explaining the report’s errors to the employer.
  2. Dispute the Errors. Filing a dispute with the employment screening company that made the error begins with calling the company and telling them about it.
  3. Sue.

How long does a background check Dispute take?

30 days
The dispute investigation process generally may take up to 30 days, depending on the nature, scope and source of the information being disputed. HireRight will promptly investigate the specific information/records that you are disputing.

What happens if a candidate disputes a background check?

If the candidate disputes the report, Checkr is obliged to perform a further investigation at no extra charge. A new report is generated and shared with both the employer and the candidate.

How to dispute the accuracy of my background report / file?

HireRight will promptly investigate the specific information/records that you are disputing. HireRight also has trained customer service representatives who can work with you if you need assistance identifying the specific information/records that you want to dispute. You are entitled to such information by law.

Can you deny employment based on a background check?

‘Adverse action’ is the name given to the legal process of denying employment based on the results of a background check. Workable helps you through this process in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA is a federal law that governs the production and use of consumer reports for employment.

Can a candidate be denied employment if there is no dispute?

When there is no dispute, should you still wish to deny employment, the candidate will be notified that adverse action has been taken. You will have been FCRA compliant, and this process can be closed.

What to do if your background check is discriminatory?

If you think an employer discriminated against you based on background information, contact the EEOC for further information (see below). If you think that a background check was discriminatory, you may contact the EEOC by visiting its website at, or by calling 800-669-4000 (voice) or 800-669-6820 (TTY).

Do you get a copy of your background check?

The employer should notify you about the information discovered on your background check and the screening company they used to obtain that information. You can receive a copy of the report and will have a chance to dispute any false findings.

What should I do if I see a mistake on my background check?

This is because background reports sometimes say things about people that aren’t accurate, and could even cost them jobs. If you see a mistake in your background report, ask the background reporting company to fix it, and to send a copy of the corrected report to the employer. You also should tell the employer about the mistake.

What do employers look for in a background check?

Some employers also will try to find out about your background by hiring someone to do a “background report” on you. Two of the most common are credit reports and criminal background reports. Special rules apply when an employer gets a background report about you from a company in the business of compiling background information.