What To Do If Background Check Errors Prevent You From Getting A Job – MI Lawyer Ian Lyngklip
Listen as Michigan consumer lawyer Ian Lyngklip explains what to do if background check errors are preventing you from getting a job.
If an employer was ready to hire you, but a background or credit check is disqualifying you from employment, you may be wondering what you can do to remedy the situation and start working. Many employers require a background and/or credit check before hiring a new employee. If you know your background is clean but you have had your job offer revoked, then there are steps you need to take to protect yourself.
The first step is to contact the employer and find out why they rescinded employment. You are entitled to a free copy of the report they requested one. They must also tell you if they are taking adverse action against you based on the report’s contents. This is an opportunity for you to make any corrections and explain it to your employer. If you have found inaccurate information, then your next step is to dispute it.
If the information on the report is no longer valid, then you need to gather proof of that and along with a letter of dispute and signed copy, and mail it in by certified mail, return receipt request. Make sure to keep the receipt and copies for your records.
If you have found that you have someone else criminal convictions or identity in your record, then you need to gather documents for proof of identity and proof of address to clear your record of any inaccuracies. Make sure to mail these by certified mail, return receipt request, along with your letter of dispute, and keep a copy for your records. Watch the video to learn more.
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