If you’re pounding the pavement looking for a job, you should be on the lookout for AccuSource. They run background checks on job applicants. Background checks can violate your Fair Credit Reporting Act rights. Learn more about AccuSource and your rights.
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What is AccuSource ?
AccuSource, Inc. was founded in 1999, and is based in Corona, California. The company offers employment background screening services in the United States and internationally. According to its website, AccuSource’s “passion is to deliver on the promise to afford the best employment background check service experience for both clients and their applicants.”
AccuSource provides a wide variety of screening and background checks. Its pre-employment checks typically begin by tracing your social security number. With your social security number AccuSource can pinpoint previous addresses and other names you may have used. It also gives the company a direct line into any criminal records. Their criminal records search taps into five different databases, ranging from county and state databases to the Nationwide Sex Offender Database.
AccuSource also verifies your education and employment histories, licenses and certifications, and credit history. They can also conduct drug and alcohol screening.
Many employers use the background check as a cornerstone of their hiring decision. In other words, if your potential employer sees something they think is shady, you may not get a job offer. The thing is, the type of background check an employer conducts can vary greatly. Some employers request a cursory check, while others go so far as to search your social media accounts. Unfortunately, you may never know whether or not something in your background check is incorrect.
However detailed the background check might be, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) protects you. It sets standards that require employers to get your consent for background checks. It also covers what a potential employer can and can’t do with the information they find.
If AccuSource or another background check company doesn’t meet the standards outlined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the law gives you the right to fight back.
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What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?
It’s important to understand that, when it comes to employment background checks, you have rights. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you must give an employer permission in writing to conduct a background check. If you do give them permission, and then they deny you employment because of something contained in your background check, the law says that they must tell you so and provide you a copy of your rights under the FCRA.
In order for AccuSource to abide by the law in sending a potential employer your background check, the employer must attest to a number of conditions. For example, they must say that they’ve told you that they would like to run a background check and that you have authorized them to do so. In addition, they must say that they’ll provide you with a copy of your report if they use that information to deny you a job.
Your Right to an Accurate and Legally-Compliant Report
It’s up to AccuSource – or any other background check company – to produce an accurate background report.
For example, under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, your background report can’t contain information that is outside of a certain timeframe. Some court-related activities – such as arrest records, paid tax liens, debt collection accounts, and legal judgments – can’t be reported if they’re more than seven years old. The exception is that criminal convictions can be reported. Similarly, if you have a bankruptcy more than ten years old, it can’t be included in the report.
Your Right to Dispute Dispositions and Discrepancies on an Unfair Report from AccuSource
It’s not fair to be penalized for something in your background report if you don’t have a chance to see the item and contest it. That’s why the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires an employer to provide you with a copy of your background check report if they use the information contained within it to deny you a job or promotion.
Under the law, you have a right to file a dispute if you believe your background check had an error. When you do, AccuSource or another background check company has 30 days to investigate and correct the errors.
Your Right to Sue AccuSource if your Report Includes Mistakes, Inaccurate, or Illegal Info
Losing out on a job because of a shoddy background check costs time and money. If this happened to you, you may be able to sue in federal court. If you sue and win, you may be entitled to actual damages, or to statutory damages up to $1,000. You may also receive punitive damages, attorney fees, and court costs.
Job opportunities are hard to come by. If you’ve lost an opportunity because your employment background check was inaccurate, you should know that others just like you have sued companies like AccuSource for Fair Credit Reporting Act violations.
Those lawsuits cover a variety of issues, but some allege that the company conducting the background check didn’t take the time to carefully verify criminal background information. That resulted in incorrect listings of felony convictions, or perhaps expunged convictions or outdated arrests. Some complaints allege that the background report was for another person with the same or similar name. Others allege that information regarding things like education history or driving history was inaccurate. Still others accuse the background check company of not being properly responsive to disputes about inaccurate information.
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