GoodHire Background Check Errors
Can I Sue GoodHire?
GoodHire is a division of Inflection Risk Solutions, a company that offers employment and tenant screening solutions. Yes! If you feel like GoodHire has violated their obligations under the FCRA, then you can sue them.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that employers verify your employment history before hiring you. This is called a “background investigation” and it includes checking criminal records as well as credit report information. The law also says that if an employer finds something in your record that could affect your ability to do your job or pose a risk to others, they must tell you about this finding right away.
The law requires employers to give employees access to their own records and the opportunity for them to correct any errors before reporting it to prospective employers. It does not require employers to notify applicants of negative information found during a criminal history search. However, some states have passed laws requiring employers to inform potential hires when there is a problem with a background checks.
Can criminal convictions appear on my background check after 7 years?
A report cannot list civil suits, judgments, arrest records, paid tax liens, accounts in collection or most other negative information after 7 years, or bankruptcies after 10 years. Credit reporting agencies can't list expunged convictions. A background check can keep track of all of your past convictions for as long as they are accurately recorded and accurate.
If you lost out on a job or promotion because of a background check report included inaccurate or illegal information, you may be entitled to money damages.
If we sue and recover, you may be entitled to your actual damages or statutory damages up to $1,000, plus punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and costs.
What is GoodHire?
What industries does do they serve?
It offers background checks for all industries, including: accounting, finance, and banking; construction staffing; IT and technology retail healthcare and more.
How do I contact GoodHire customer support?
And if you run into any questions or concerns, you can contact GoodHire's Omaha, Nebraska-based customer support team via chat, email or phone.
How long does a background check take?
Standard background checks are processed in one to three business days.
What rights do I have?
If a background check company like GoodHire fails to meet those standards, the FCRA gives you rights.
What Causes Errors in GoodHire Background Checks?
Here are some common causes for inaccurate information showing up on a background check report: Outdated Criminal history Wrong data in original documents Incomplete data in documents Typos Copying, filing, and searching mistakes File corruption in computer system Duplicate information Mistaken identity Identity theft
What are the requirements of a background check?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act governs how employers and background check businesses such as GoodHire acquire approval for and carry out background checks, as well as what may be done with the information gleaned from the search.
What if a background check agency violates a person's rights?
If a background check company such as GoodHire violates a person's rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, that person has legal rights to pursue claims against the company.
What is the difference between an expunged conviction and a background check report?
A background check report cannot contain an expunged conviction.
What if I do not get a job due to information contained in my background check report?
If you are denied a job because of material in a background check report, you are legally entitled to a copy of the report.