InfoMart Inc 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)
What is InfoMart Inc ?
InfoMart, Inc. was founded in 1993, and is based in Georgia. The company offers employment background screening services. It boasts that it is a “tier I provider to Fortune 500 companies” with “boots on the ground in 200+ countries & territories” and a story of “success based on dedication and commitment.”
The company provides virtually every type of screening and background check. Its pre-employment offerings include criminal and sex offendersearches, 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.
They also offer 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. It also does social media searches. The company is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
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Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your InfoMart Inc 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 InfoMart fails to meet those standards, the FCRA gives you rights.
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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.
You Received A Pre-Adverse Action Notice From A Potential Employer. What Are Your Legal Rights?
By law, anyone who uses the information in a background check report to screen job applicants must let any applicant know when they didn’t get the based on the information in the report.
This means you have a right to see what is in the background check. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may also be able to sue the company that requested the background check and rejected your application, or the company that issued the background check report
Your Right to a Mistake Free and Legally-Compliant Report From InfoMart Inc
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 Report from InfoMart Inc
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 a report, the background check company must investigate and correct any errors within 30 days.
Your Right to Sue InfoMart Inc if your report includes mistakes, inaccurate or illegal info
If you lost out on a job or promotion because a background check report included inaccurate or illegal information, you may be able to sue in federal court. If you sue and win, you may be entitled to your actual damages or statutory damages up to $1,000, plus punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.
Hardworking people just like you who lost job opportunities due to an inaccurate or unfair InfoMart employment background check report have already sued the company for FCRA violations. Justia lists at least 10 federal civil lawsuits against them, including cases that allege violations of the FCRA due to improper employment screening reports.
For example, on April 28, 2017, a consumer filed a class action complaint against InfoMart in the federal district court for the Northern District of West Virginia 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 and as part of the application process, the potential employer ordered a background check on the complainant. InfoMart 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, they falsely listed a criminal record on the complainant’s report when, in fact, the criminal record belonged to someone else with a similar name. They also included a civil judgment against the complainant on the report, despite the fact that the judgment entered against the complainant while he was serving in the military and had later been vacated. The agency also failed to provide notice to the complainant that it was furnishing the report to the potential employer. The potential employer refused to hire the complainant due to the false information in the background report. The complainant sued on behalf of himself and others similarly situated who had lost jobs due to inaccurate reports or to whom InfoMart had failed to provide required notices.
This is just one of the federal civil FCRA lawsuits filed against them. Most of those lawsuits allege that defendant did not take reasonable steps to verify criminal background information and, as a result, falsely branded the complainants as convicted felons and caused them to lose job opportunities. Several complainants filed their lawsuits as class action complaints, on behalf of themselves and similarly situated people. The BBB has also received complaints alleging that InfoMart violated the FCRA in connection with employment background checks. Those include complaints that allege they included inaccurate information in employment 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.