Global Safety Network GSN Screening Background Check – Dispute False Info or Errors

Unfair Employment Background Checks: Know Your Rights

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Global Safety Network or GSN runs background checks on job applicants. Know that you have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Learn more about GSN and what to do if your rights have been violated.

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What is Global Safety Network?

Global Safety Network, Inc. (GSN) is based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The company offers employment background screening and investigative services. Global Safety Network describes itself as a single source for “complete employment screening’ that promotes “ease of hiring, employee retention, compliance and confidence.”

Global Safety Network offers employers a multitude of options for background screening. For example, their researchers can contact former coworkers and supervisors to obtain professional references. They can search a potential employee’s history of filing workers compensation claims, trace an applicant’s address history through their social security number, and verify a person’s educational history. Global Safety Network also runs credit reports, conducts criminal history searches, and reviews motor vehicle reports.

Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your Global Safety Network Report?

The results of an employment background check can determine whether or not you get hired or promoted. Some employment background checks skim the surface, while others dig deep. Your background check may simply verify your social security number and immigration status. On the other hand, it could dig into your social media presence, your criminal history, and your credit history. An employment background check may also include information about your character and reputation, as reported by friends and neighbors.

Whatever the scope of the background check, the Fair Credit Reporting Act outlines legal parameters regarding obtaining your consent for a background check and how potential employers can use that information.

If a background check company like Global Safety Network fails to meet those standards, the FCRA gives you the right to challenge their findings and even sue them.

You may have a claim if a background check error cost you a job

Common Mistakes on Employee Background Checks

Everyone is fallible. Databases contain mistakes. As a result, employee background checks can contain errors. Your background report could include one of the following errors:

  1. Transposing a number, leading to an incorrect social security number
  2. Computer system file corruption, leading to an incomplete or inaccurate report
  3. Old negative information, which is prohibited by the FCRA
  4. Mistaken identity, where one person’s information is mixed up with that of another person with the same or similar name
  5. Information gathered as a result of identity theft

What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?

A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA

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.

What if I get an adverse action notice from an employer after a background check?

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, if an employer intends not to hire you because of information contained in your background report, they must first send you a notification. This notice must be accompanied by contact information for the background check company, as well as your right to dispute incorrection information and your other FCRA rights.

Can criminal convictions appear on my background check after 7 years?

Criminal convictions can appear on your background check after seven years, but other types of information are time-limited. For example, arrest records, civil litigation, debts in collection, and paid tax liens more than seven years old cannot be listed. Bankruptcies more than ten years old cannot be listed. Expunged convictions can never be listed, but other criminal convictions can remain on your background check with no time limit.

What if I was deactivated or fired because of an accident and it wasn’t my fault?

If you were involved in a no-fault accident and were subsequently fired, a ruling by the Sixth Circuit paves the way for you to be able to sue. In that ruling, the court said that a background check that includes a material omission can be seen as inaccurate information in a report.

Can I dispute a false disposition on my background check report?

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you are entitled to receive your background report, and dispute incorrect information with the company that produced the report. Once you file a dispute, the background check company is required to investigate the dispute and make any necessary corrections within 30 days.

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Can I sue Global Safety Network if my background report includes errors?

You may be able to sue Global Safety Network if your report contained the company didn’t properly correct any errors and you weren’t awarded the job based on your background report. If you prevail, then you may be entitled to $1,000 in statutory damages, punitive damages, and actual damages, along with court costs and attorney fees.

Complaints Against Global Safety Network

The idea of suing a big background company can feel daunting. The truth is, hardworking people just like you who have lost job opportunities due to an inaccurate or unfair employment background check report have already brought companies like Global Safety Network to court for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

FCRA lawsuits can be based on a few types of violations. Some assert that the person disputed inaccurate or illegal information, but the background check company failed to investigate. Others assert that the background check company was sloppy and included information on the report that’s prohibited by the FCRA. Sometimes, when a background check company harmed dozens of applicants in the same way, those consumers come together in a class action lawsuit.

Contact Information

Global Safety Network, Inc.
3590 S 42nd Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 866-792-9808

Ready to Assert Your FCRA Rights?

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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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