Job hunting is hard enough. When a background check company violates your Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) rights, it can destroy your job prospects. Learn about Corra Group and the role they play in background checks.
Corra Group was founded in 2005, and is based in California. The company offers employment background screening services in the United States and internationally. It boasts that it is “a strategic partner” to U.S. and multinational organizations in all industries and in all sizes, including small and medium sized businesses, enterprises, and Fortune 500 companies. Its “comprehensive offerings” are “customizable and scalable” to meet any company’s needs.
Corra Group offers almost a dozen different background screening packages, some of which are targeted to the transportation, healthcare, and entertainment industries. The company conducts a wide range of background searches, including employment and education verification, civil lawsuit research, criminal record checks, credit history checks, healthcare provider sanctions searches, and searches of the global terrorist watchlist.
A background check can be a critical component of a hiring decision. The potential employer may ask a background check company like Corra Group to do a simple check – like verifying your social security number – or a much more extensive background check. The employer might ask the company to verify your employment history, ascertain your criminal history, or check to see that your education matches what is listed on your resume.
Whatever the scope of Corra Group’s background check, the Fair Credit Reporting Act outlines requirements for employers and background check companies to get consent for and conduct background checks. It also dictates what they can do with the information they find.
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What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?
You have a number of rights pertaining to background checks. For example, you have the right to know if an employer uses information from a background check against you. You also have the right to refuse a background check. In order to request that Corra Group conduct a background check, the employer must obtain your express written consent.
In order for Corra Group to lawfully provide a potential employer with information from a background check, the employer must certify that they’ve clearly disclosed that they will seek a background check, that you’ve authorized the background check, and that they’ll provide you with a copy of the report and a summary of your FCRA rights if the information is used against you.
Your Right to a Mistake-Free and Legally-Compliant Report From Corra Group
AIt’s up to Corra Group – 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 Discrepancies on an Inaccurate Corra Group Report
If Corra Group conducted a background check and you didn’t get a job because of the contained in it, then you are entitled to receive a copy of the report. You also have the right to dispute the report if it has errors or includes information it shouldn’t contain – like old records or bankruptcies.
If you move forward with disputing a report, Corra Group must investigate and correct any errors within 30 days.
Your Right to Sue Corra Group if your report includes mistakes, inaccurate or illegal info
If inaccurate or illegal information on your background check report caused you to lose out on a job or promotion, the Fair Credit Reporting Act gives you the right to sue in federal court. If you sue and win, you can recover actual damages or $1,000 in statutory damages. In addition, you can recover attorney fees and court costs.
Complaints Against Corra Group
You work hard. You deserve to be judged on your merits, and not on an inaccurate background check report. People just like you who have lost job opportunities due to an inaccurate or unfair employment background check report have sued companies like Corra Group for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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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Sergei Lemberg is a lawyer whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He has been repeatedly recognized as the “most active consumer attorney” in the country. In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid in the United States Supreme Court in the case entitled Duguid v. Facebook. He is the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.