Employment Background Investigations EBI – Dispute False Info or Errors

Unfair Employment Background Checks: Know Your Rights

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Employment Background Investigations Inc or EBI is one of numerous employment background check agencies you’re likely to face during your job search. Find out who they are, what they do, and what rights you have under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

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What is Employment Background Investigations – Ebi Inc?

Employment Background Investigations Inc or EBI was founded in 1994, and is based in Maryland. The company offers employment background screening services in the United States and internationally. Its screening platform software “will take of” customers, whether they need to “run a standard background check 100 times” or ’10,000 custom background checks.” The company’s screening software is configurable and customers get access to more than 55,000 features. EBI boasts that “[t]here’s no limit to the number of configurations” and this “means [its] background checks can give [the customer] exactly the information [they] need.”

The company provides virtually every type of screening and background check. Its pre-employment offerings include criminal and terrorist searches, education and employment verifications, motor vehicle records, credit reports, drug and health screenings, reference and license checks, and Social Security number tracing. It also conducts international searches.

EBI also offers new hire and post-employment screening. This includes identity and immigration status verifications, employee audits and monitoring, random drug testing, and risk and compliance checks. The company is a “founding member” of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

Employment Background Investigations Contact Information

Employment Background Investigations, Inc.
700 Red Brook Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Phone: 800-324-7700
Website: https://www.ebiinc.com/

Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your Employment Background Investigations Report?

Whether you get hired or promoted often depends on the information learned from an employment background check. A background check can come in many shapes and sizes. It may be as simple as verifying your social security number. Or it may include a detailed report of your credit and criminal history, or even information gathered from interviews of your friends and neighbors about your character and reputation.

Whatever the scope of the background check, the FCRA sets strict standards for how employers and background check companies get consent for and conduct background checks, and what they can do with the information they find.

If a background check company like EBI fails to meet those standards, the FCRA gives you rights.

If you feel you have been harmed by this Background Check Agency, click 844-685-9200 ☎ NOW to call us or go ahead and fill out our Contact Form. We will fight for your rights. Our services are absolutely FREE to you.

What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?

You have a right to know if an employer will use information from a background check against you and an employer cannot obtain background check information without your express written consent.

A background check company cannot hand over your information to an employer unless the employer certifies that: (1) it has “clearly and conspicuously” disclosed to you in a separate document that it may obtain a background check; (2) you have authorized it to get the background check; and (3) it will provide you with advance notice of any adverse action based in any part on the background check report, a copy of the report, and a summary of your rights under the FCRA.

Your Right to a Mistake Free and Legally-Compliant Report From Employment Background Investigations – EBI

A background check company must take reasonable steps to ensure its report is as accurate as possible.

The FCRA also puts limits on the negative information a background check report can include. A report cannot list civil suits, judgments, arrest records, paid tax liens, accounts in collection or most other negative information (except criminal convictions) after 7 years, or bankruptcies after 10 years. It also cannot list expunged convictions

Your Right to Dispute Dispositions and Discrepancies on an unfair Employment Background Investigations Report

If you don’t get a job because of information in a background check report, you are entitled to a copy of the report. You also have the right to dispute the report if it has errors or includes information it shouldn’t.

If you dispute report, the background check company must investigate and correct any errors within 30 days.

Your Right to Sue Employment Background Investigations if your report includes inaccurate or illegal info

If you lost out on a job or promotion because a EBI background check report included inaccurate or illegal information, you may be able to sue in federal court. If you sue and win, you will may be entitled to your actual damages or statutory damages up to $1,000, plus punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.

Actual Complaints Against Employment Background Investigations

Hardworking people just like you who lost job opportunities due to an inaccurate or unfair EBI employment background check report have already sued the company for FCRA violations. Justia lists at least 4 federal civil lawsuits against EBI, including cases that allege violations of the FCRA due to improper employment screening reports.

For example, in December 2015, a consumer sued EBI in the federal district court for the Central District of Illinois for violating the FCRA in connection with an employment background check and that he lost employment opportunities and suffered emotional distress, reputational harm and other damages. The complainant alleged that he applied for a job as a medical writer with Worldwide Clinical Trials (Worldwide) and engaged in a lengthy interview and application process during which he authorized a background check. EBI prepared the background check but failed to use reasonable procedures to ensure the maximum accuracy possible of the report as the FCRA requires. According to the complainant, EBI falsely listed a felony conviction for residential burglary, two misdemeanor convictions for DUI/alcohol offenses, and two traffic convictions for transporting/carrying liquor, all of which the complainant alleged belonged to someone else as he had never been convicted of any crime. The complainant immediately disputed the criminal history information and ultimately obtained a corrected report and provided it to Worldwide. The complainant alleged, however, that Worldwide nevertheless declined to hire him due to the initial, inaccurate report.

This is just one of the federal civil FCRA lawsuits filed against EBI. Most of those lawsuits allege that EBI did not take reasonable steps to verify criminal background or credit history information and caused complainants to lose job opportunities. At least one complainant filed his lawsuit as class action complaint, on behalf of himself and similarly situated people.

Ready to Assert Your FCRA Rights?

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Sergei Lemberg

About the Author:

Sergei Lemberg is an attorney focusing on consumer law, class actions related to automotive issues, and personal injury litigation. With nearly two decades of experience, his areas of practice include Lemon Law (vehicle defects), Debt Collection Harassment, TCPA (illegal robocalls and texts), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Overtime claims, Personal Injury cases, and Class Actions. He has consistently been recognized as the nation's "most active consumer attorney." In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case Duguid v. Facebook. He is also the author of "Defanging Debt Collectors," a guide that empowers consumers to fight back against debt collectors and prevail, as well as "Lemon Law 101: The Laws That Lemon Dealers Don't Want You to Know."

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  • Patrick L

    EBI reported a felony conviction that occurred 02/05/2010 to a potential employer who initiated the bg check on 04/27/2020. The conviction was appealed for expungement under prop 47 on 06/02 2015. EBI reported it as a conviction in 2015. EBI was doing a 10 year background clearly the conviction date of 02/05/2010 is passed 10yr limit by 2mo 22days
    Irregardless of any hearings for prop47. And should not have been reported.

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