Pre-employ.com 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 Pre-employ.com?
Pre-Employ.com, Inc. was founded in 1994, and is based in Redding, California. The company offers employment background screening services in the United States and internationally. It boasts that it is “The Nation’s #1 Background Check Company” and that its customer service separates it from other companies that treat background checks as a “commodity.” According to Pre-Employ.com, its screens “thousands of requests a day” and its “results are faster, accurate and cost less than almost all of its major competitors.”
Pre-Employ.com provides virtually every type of employment screening and background check. Its pre-employment offerings include local, state, federal and international criminal history and terrorism searches, education and employment verifications, motor vehicle records, credit reports, drug and health screenings, reference and license checks, and Social Security number tracing.
This company also offers new hire and post-employment screening. This includes identity and immigration status verifications, employee data entry, applicant tracking, and random drug testing. The company is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
3655 Meadow View Dr
Redding, CA 96002-9715
Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your Pre-employ.com 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 Pre-employ 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.
Your Right to an Accurate and Legally-Compliant Report From Pre-employ.com
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 an Unfair 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 Pre-employ.com if your report includes inaccurate or illegal info
If you lost out on a job or promotion because an Pre-employ.com 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.
Hardworking people just like you who lost job opportunities due to an inaccurate or unfair Pre-Employ.com employment background check report have already sued the company for FCRA violations. Justia lists at least 13 federal civil lawsuits against Pre-Employ.com, most of which allege violations of the FCRA due to improper employment screening reports.
For example, on June 1, 2016, a consumer sued Pre-Employ.com in the federal district court for the Eastern District of Californiafor violating the FCRA in connection with an employment background check and alleged that he lost employment opportunities and suffered emotional distress, reputational harm and other damages. The complainant alleged that after an interview process, Eisenhower Medical Center (“EMC”) offered him a job as a physician’s assistant subject to a background check. Pre-Employ.com performed the background check and prepared the background check report, but failed to take reasonable steps to ensure maximum accuracy of its report. According to the complainant, after he had accepted EMC’s offer of employment, during the “onboarding” process, Pre-Employ.com contacted him for information about his previous employers, which he provided, along with unambiguous authority for Pre-Employ.com to contact them. Shortly thereafter, EMC notified him that it would not pursue his “application” further given a “problem” during the application process. EMC refused to describe the problem and did not send him a copy of Pre-Employ.com’s report, which he obtained only after multiple requests. When he received the report, it stated, falsely that the complainant had refused to give Pre-Employ.com permission to contact his former employers.
This is just one of at least 8 federal civil FCRA lawsuits filed against Pre-Employ.com. Most of those lawsuits allege that Pre-Employ.com did not take reasonable steps to verify criminal background information or otherwise to ensure maximum accuracy possible of its reports, and failed to obtain legally-required notices, disclosures and authorizations. Several complainants filed their lawsuits as class action complaints, on behalf of themselves and similarly situated people.
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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.