Data Disclosure Services Background Check – Dispute False Info or Errors
Unfair Employment Background Checks: Know Your Rights
Be on the lookout for Data Disclosure Services as you go about your job search. Data Disclosure Services conducts background checks on behalf of employers. Discover what the company does and how their services relate to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
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What is Data Disclosure Services ?
Data Disclosure Services was founded in 2015, and is based in Austin, Texas. The company offers employment background screening services. Its website informs site visitors that Data Disclosure Services knows the challenges that businesses face and it works to keep screening costs down by using its “proprietary Web-based search interface and training” that businesses can use to perform searches themselves. The company assures potential customers that the searches are “comprehensively and intelligently designed, and each negative result is researched and confirmed by a trained investigator.”
Data Disclosure Services offers search packages tailored to a variety of industries, including transportation, retail, healthcare, financial services, education services, nonprofit, and gaming. The company compiles credit reports, county civil litigation records, and federal and country criminal records. They can verify education and employment history, a person’s motor vehicle history, prior addresses, and personal and professional references, among other things.
Data Disclosure Services Contact Information
Data Disclosure Services
2121 Lohman’s Crossing Rd
Austin, Texas 78734
Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your Data Disclosure Services Report?
There are a number of factors that come into play when an employer is considering whether or not to hire or promote a candidate. One of the factors may be a background screening. If so, the employer will request your permission to run a background check – even though that background check may be outsourced to a company like Data Disclosure Services. If the background check raises a red flag, then the employer may offer the position to someone else.
A federal law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, mandates that the employer take certain actions when planning to conduct a background check. While it’s legal to use the information in a background check to make a hiring decision, the FCRA is designed to prevent that decision from being made based on false information. In other words, you have rights, and the employer must abide by the FCRA’s provisions. If they don’t, they can be sued in federal court.
Similarly, if a background check company like Data Disclosure Services fails to meet FCRA standards, you are entitled to assert your rights in federal court.
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What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act emphasizes disclosure and consent. In order to meet the disclosure requirements of the law, an employer must provide you with a separate document that outlines their intention of obtaining a background check. This requirement exists so that it is clear to you that the employer is requesting a background check.
Consent goes hand-in-hand with disclosure. In order to conduct a background check, the employer must obtain your written consent to do so.
The type of information Data Disclosure Services gathers for the background report can vary widely, ranging from a credit check to a criminal history check to an employment verification check – or all of the above and more. But before Data Disclosure Services can hand over any of those reports, though, the employer must certify that they have made the proper disclosures and that you have given your consent for the background check.
Your Right to an Error-Free and Legally Compliant Report from Data Disclosure Services
When it comes to background checks, an employer has a menu of options. For example, an employer might ask Data Disclosure Services to run a credit report. A credit report typically lists places you have lived, other names you have used, credit cards and other debt obligations, and your payment history. Another option is an investigative report. For these types of reports, the background check company typically interviews people who know you – coworkers, neighbors, and friends – to determine your reputation. A third option is a compilation of all information that’s available. This could include all of the above, plus criminal history, immigration status, and various “watch” lists.
In this digital age, it’s relatively easy for a company like Data Disclosure Services to unearth a wealth of information about an individual. Even so, the Fair Credit Reporting Act prohibits the inclusion of certain information. For example, an arrest record report can’t extend beyond seven years, unless you were convicted of a crime. Similarly, your credit report can only go back seven years, though a bankruptcy can remain on your report for ten years.
A background check company must take reasonable steps to ensure its report is as accurate as possible.
Your Right to Dispute Dispositions and Discrepancies on an Unfair Report from Data Disclosure Services
If your background check leads an employer to shy away from hiring or promoting you, you have a right to know. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires the employer to send you a written notification, along with the background report and a notice of your rights under the FCRA.
The ability to dispute an erroneous item on your background report is one of those rights. If you receive a notification and see that some of the information is inaccurate, it’s important to notify both the background check company and the employer. Once you have sent Data Disclosure Services a dispute notice, they have 30 days to investigate. If they discover they have made an error, they are required to issue a correct report.
Your Right to Sue Data Disclosure Services
If your background check report includes mistakes or illegal information and you didn’t get the job or promotion, then the FCRA gives you the right to pursue a claim in federal court. If you sue and win, you could be awarded actual damages – an amount equaling lost income, for example – or statutory damages of up to $1,000. The FCRA also has what’s called a fee-shifting provision, meaning that if you win, the company is required to pay your legal fees and court costs.
Actual Complaints Against Data Disclosure Services
It’s devastating to lose a job or promotion due to mistakes on a background report. Know that you are not alone, and that there are many people who have successfully brought lawsuits against background check companies for violating the FCRA.
The basis for many of these lawsuits is the allegation that the background check company was sloppy and didn’t have adequate measures in place. As a result, these lawsuits allege, incorrect felony convictions, outdated information, or incorrect information was included in background reports. Other times, lawsuits allege that the background report included negative information about someone with a similar name or the same name. Still others allege that the background check company violated the law by not investigating nor correcting errors in background check reports.
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About the Author:
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.